Zenfolio | EagleEyes Photography | Rough Legged Hawk

Rough Legged Hawks are rare to Clallam County in Washington State. They are one of three raptors that have feathers down to their feet. These hawks only visit the lower 48 during our winter months and nest up in the Arctic. They are the size of the Red Tailed Hawk. This Hawk shares hunting characteristics similar to a Northern Harrier lighting gliding low over open fields hunting small mammals.