Red-tailed Hawk preening - New Jersey

 

Adult female Red-tailed Hawk preening its feathers:

Preening, cleaning feathers with a beak, is one of the most overlooked behaviors of birds. Just think how meticulous and gentle birds are and they using their beaks only. 

I photographed this Red-tailed Hawk nest in Passaic County, NJ.

To help others with improving their photography at this nest, I created a Location Guide that can be purchased here: https://www.greggard.com/location-guides/red-tailed-hawk-nest-nj-photography-ebook


If you are interested in viewing the progress of this nest, you can view my videos showing the chicks from the week they were born to the week they left the nest:

- week 1 - youtu.be/AgnNa-FGtcI

- week 2 - youtu.be/dy8npJHJPqg

- week 3 - youtu.be/lSRS13aHjCo

- week 4 - youtu.be/vJuSCbXfcoA

- week 5 - youtu.be/fNHNW2DUYJo


 

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