Red-tailed Hawk at Willow Lake

Maarch 25, 2023
Robert Harrington Photography

Power Pole East

Willow Lake Showing "Power Pole East"

Willow Lake, shown here from my home in Prescott, AZ,, is a favorite hunting ground for hawks, escpecially Red-tails, and they often take advantage of the power poles along Willow Lake Road. Everyone has seen Red-tailed Hawks circling the sky searching for thermals in their hunt for rodents in the fields. Even though they are usually able to soar using little energy, the poles provide energy-free overlooks.Two of them are in range of my 500mm lens; I refer to the one at center-right here as "Power Pole East."