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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

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United States--a wonderful area for nature, art and culture. Using a compact camera, I celebrate daily life found here in a variety of local landscapes throughout the changing seasons.

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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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