Next up is this beautiful Red Tailed Hawk. One of my favorite birds of prey to photograph on a regular basis as they are pretty common in the Waterloo Region. I have been lucky enough to get close to them in the wild, watching them hunt and well eat. Often they are found resting in trees or on poles, but once they are infringing on smaller birds territory it is fun to watch them get mobbed. After watching a red-winged blackbird rip out a hawks feather it isn’t surprising that many hawks, and other birds of prey, are missing feathers.