Immature Red-tailed Hawk - Taken near Olympia, Wa.
I believe that's a plant tangled up on the talon since he had been trying to catch something in the grass shortly before.
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Fantastic capture, composition and treatment
Fine shot. I am a great admirer of your bird-photography.
Super detail; I think you are right about that being some grass tangled with the talon!
Great capture, beautiful!
Neat shot, but like Terry, I couldn't help wondering about the 'strings attached'.
Terrific shot! What is that trailing from its feet?