11/29/12 - Ferruginous hawk, the largest hawk; best viewed in the largest sizes; as you can see, he was fluffing up his feathers. He did this by shaking and fluffing them at the same time. The docent told us that it is very important to the birds to keep their feathers properly aligned so that they can make the needed adjustments as they fly and the fluffing is how they accomplish this alignment.
Thanks so much for making my shot of the great horned owl the #1 shot for the day! Quite a thrill for me to see it in that position. - FotoEffects Photography - Judy Horton