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Rough-Legged Hawk

[Rough-Legged Hawk]

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Photographed near Terry Fox Drive. Rough-Legged Hawk is a tundra and arctic-breeding raptor that sometimes spends the winter in Ottawa. It is unusual for a large hawk in that it regularly hovers while searching for prey. This individual was very tame, calmly ignoring me as I shot photo after photo.

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