Still pursuing the opportunities to catch one of these birds off guard. As a result, I was able to photograph one at close range today. Oddly enough the new 500mm and 600mm lens arrived later today. Over the next few days, I will be trying to catch a few more of these big hawks at close range. The bird flying next to the trees does make for an exiting photograph though. Today's photo is an improvement on weeks of efforts trying to get to know these birds better. I hope that with some newer equipment the dusty blue backgrounds will fade, and the definition of the hawk's feathers will start to show more clearly.