That's an awesome picture, but I doubt it's identifiable from this picture beyond determining that it's from the genus buteo.
My favorite part of this picture is the bent primary flight feathers on the tips of the wings. It gives a powerful feeling of the rushing motion of air through stiff and bristly feathers. It's so amazing God made creatures that could support themselves in the air!
Thanks for posting it. I always love your bird pictures. :)
Jonathan @ Mar 16, 2007 3:57 pm