Here’s Looking at Ya Kid!

© Kathleen Holcomb Johnson

Here’s Looking at Ya Kid!
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Red-shouldered Hawk....
Think of the expressions “watching like a hawk” or “eagle eyes.” They refer to the amazing eyesight of all birds of prey, not just eagles and hawks. Since most raptors are hunters, they must be able to see their prey, sometimes from great distances, and calculate just the right moment to strike. In fact, scientists have shown that some raptors can spot medium-sized prey from at least 1 mile (1.6 km) away. That would be like spotting a rabbit across more than 17 football fields lined up in a row! If that weren’t impressive enough, birds of prey must be able to maintain focus on their prey while in fast pursuit and as they close in. Raptors also use their eyesight to identify other members of their species and to avoid predators.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/5000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 900, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D850

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