The Raptor’s Stare

by Larry Jordan on August 30, 2011

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) photos by Larry Jordan

Caution! Some people might find raptors staring at them a bit unnerving!

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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Bald Eagle Juvenile (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle Adult (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

And my favorite Buteo, the Red-shouldered Hawk.  I know this isn’t the best photograph but this bird was flying right at me as I was looking through the lens so I clicked away and got only this one interesting shot.  You can sure see his red shoulders though 😉

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

To see some really incredible bird photographs, check out World Bird Wednesday!

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Mick August 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Fantastic collection of all those raptors. I’m glad that they are not any bigger to really threaten people!


Arija August 31, 2011 at 12:38 am

Wow! I am blown away by the magic of your raptor shots. Although I love them all, particularly the owls, the juvenile bald eagle is spectacular and the osprey staring down the barrel at you the scariest.
Really great collection.


Caroline L August 31, 2011 at 1:53 am

wow, all pics are equally stunning!


Stewart M - Australia August 31, 2011 at 2:32 am

Wow – what a great set of pictures – they really do have “the look” – am glad I not small and mouseish – otherwise it could be the last thing I’d see!

Cheers SM


TexWisGirl August 31, 2011 at 4:32 am

love ’em all! there’s that favorite red-shoulder you mentioned on my blog the other day! 🙂


joo August 31, 2011 at 4:36 am

Great collection! I love especially the owls. They my favourite birds:)


Boom & Gary August 31, 2011 at 4:56 am

Great series Larry. Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


Andrew August 31, 2011 at 10:17 am

A fantastic series of images….that Osprey pic is a beauty….thanks for sharing.


eileeninmd August 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Larry, what a great collection of raptors. The owls are my favorite.


Jillsy Girl August 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm

WOW…what fantastic shots and those EYES!!


springman August 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I always know there’s something special in store when I click on your blog Larry, but this post is really special. A great group of shots. The Red shouldered hawk straight on is breathtaking!


Hilke Breder September 1, 2011 at 10:10 am

Fantastic raptor series, Larry. Those eyes are mesmerizing, particularly the Osprey’s. Does the Red-tailed Hawk have a full crop?


Pat September 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Have to say that Red-shouldered Hawk shot is amazing! Raptors are so cool!


fjällripan September 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

So many wonderful photos of the raptors, it must have been amazing to see them in real!


AZ Birdbrain September 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Excellent photos!


Sydney S October 10, 2011 at 9:57 am

Great shots. Spooky enough for Halloween!


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