Brief Directions: North out of Broomfield on State Hwy 287 and turn west aft6er going under the toll road. Take the second left hand turn toward Stearns Lake. It is approximately 1/2 mile to the lake.
Description: A Red tailed hawk was seen departing from high in a cottonwood tree as I drove toward Stearns Lake. I quickly took several shots but it was so fast that panning too quickly caused excessive blur in three images so I deleted them to keep space available on the memory card. It was not until I saw the image on the computer monitor that I realized he appeared to be carrying nesting material.