Sometimes an interesting photo comes from just looking out your office window. In this case, a Spokesman-Review reporter pointed out the two hawks perched on one of the steeple crosses of The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. It was a slow news day, so I grabbed a 400 mm lens out to the supply closet and walked across the street to our parking garage to shoot the photo. Later, I had a great debate with newsroom outdoorsy folks as to what breed of hawks they were. The consensus was they were Red-tailed hawks. But without being 100% sure, I didn’t want to risk a hundred calls from readers telling me what a fool and am. Been there, done that… Nikon D300 Nikkor 400 mm 2.8 lens.
In a light rain, a pair of hawks perch on one of The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church steeple crosses Monday, Jan. 24, 2010. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review