Rough-Legged Hawk

08/01
2014

July Raptor – Rough-legged Hawk

  These roughly 30-day old Rough-legged Hawk nestlings stand stoically in the stick nest constructed by their dutiful parents. They would be due to fledge from this cliff around 36… Read more »




03/01
2014

February Raptor – Rough-legged Hawk

  Our raptor for February 2014 is the Rough-legged Hawk. This time of year always makes me a bit sad as I know the Roughies are making their way poleward,… Read more »




01/22
2014

Up Close and Personal with a Rough-legged Hawk

  I wanted to follow up on my Week 50 photograph of a Rough-legged Hawk being released with some more details about the individual we trapped and banded. The scientific… Read more »




12/18
2013

Week 50 – Rough-legged Hawk

  What’s even better than photographing your first Rough-legged Hawk? How about trapping one and getting to see it up-close-and-personal! I made an unofficial rule at the beginning of this… Read more »




12/11
2013

Week 49 – Rough-legged Hawk

  Finally!! It’s no secret that Rough-legged Hawks are my favorite bird, but they have continued to be my “nemesis photograph bird” ever since I acquired my Canon 7D in… Read more »




03/12
2012

A Field Guide to Aging and Sexing Rough-Legged Hawks

Am I becoming obsessed with Rough-Legged Hawks? Perhaps, but for good reasons I swear! There is relatively little known about the year-round ecology and life history traits of this high… Read more »




02/29
2012

Winter Raptors: Part 4

It is with some sadness that I must admit the purely fun part of my thesis research at Boise State University’s Raptor Biology program is now deceased. I ask: what… Read more »




01/08
2012

Winter Raptors: Part 3

From what I have been hearing around the country, Boise Idaho is not the only place receiving record low totals of snow fall this winter. Maybe it is just going… Read more »




12/17
2011

Winter Raptors: Part 2

A month into the winter raptor season and still no snow! What the heck, I thought this was supposed to be another La Nina year?! Last winter Boise Idaho had… Read more »




11/30
2011

Winter Raptors: Part 1

Hello Wild Lens followers, sorry for the delay between blog posts but this past month has been a busy one for Wild Lens! “Scavenger Hunt” is mostly completed and we… Read more »