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Hawk Eyes

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.

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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    1. Thanks. Hawks are so majestic, if a bit scary as well.

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    1. Thanks! Hope you are well!

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  1. Your bird pics are awesome. Do you have a special lens?

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    1. 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!🐦

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      1. Impressed. I just use my phone, so obviously I don’t get great bird pics.

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  2. What a gorgeous bird! Great shots!
    dwight

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    1. Thanks! Hawks are among my favorite birds.

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      1. They are magnificent!

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    1. Pretty lucky timing, too!

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