excellent set of images Rick, so sweet the variety of hawks and the falcon, i'd be happy just to get one of them, love the crossbill also, i have never seen one of these before or even seen one posted, then last weekend i was out doing some hiking and ran into some of them, now i see them popping up on a few forums
Thanks Brian. We do get a pretty good variety of hawks here in the fall and winter months. As for the crossbills,they are very sporadic year to year. Someone mentioned to me that this is the greatest number of White-winged there has been in 5 years. Most years we don't see any of either species but this year they are on the move searching for food.
Thanks Richard. Of all the Crossbill images I've taken recently, I have to say that that one of the juvenile is one of my favorites because of the coloration in it. The Peregrine also pleased me to no end with his great cooperation(it didn't even fly off,just flapped its wings a few times and then sat back down).