Red-tailed hawks have excellent vision; they can spot a mouse from 100 feet in the air. Hawks can see the colors that most humans can, as well as those in the ultraviolet range that humans cannot see.
Young Red-tailed Hawks, like the one pictured, have pale yellow eyes. The eyes darken to brown as the birds get older.
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Thanks. Hawks are so majestic, if a bit scary as well.
Thanks! Hope you are well!
Your bird pics are awesome. Do you have a special lens?
Thanks! I don’t have a special lens, just a simple Canon point and shoot. But, it does have a 40x zoom built in, which makes a big difference for me!🐦
Impressed. I just use my phone, so obviously I don’t get great bird pics.
What a gorgeous bird! Great shots!
Thanks! Hawks are among my favorite birds.
They are magnificent!
Pretty lucky timing, too!