A long holiday weekend with lots of food, lots of family, and a long drive on each end leaves me feeling much how this young Red-tailed Hawk looks.  I’m not the only one, right?  Not that I didn’t have a wonderful weekend but I think I will spend as much of tomorrow as I can in bed.

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis (click the image for a larger view)

We here at 10,000 Birds hope your Christmas was merry (if you celebrate Christmas) and that your new year is happy and healthy!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.