Day 299: Rough Legged Hawk and Friend!

Another species of bird from the Canadian sub Arctic, rough legged hawks, are working their way south for the winter. I found this Rough Legged Hawk trying to keep warm just before dawn (+6F). However the surprise of the day was when this ruffed grouse hit my car about fifteen minutes earlier. Given I was only moving at 10 mph, it hit me, not vice versa! Thankfully it survived the collision and is back in the woods.

Rough Legged Hawk
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Ruffed Grouse … attacker of Subaru Outbacks!
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