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Wed., June 4, 2014, 5:29 a.m.

Red-tailed hawk photo captures power on the wing

A red-tailed hawk lands in a ponderosa pine in Ferry County, Washington. (J. Foster Fanning)
A red-tailed hawk lands in a ponderosa pine in Ferry County, Washington. (J. Foster Fanning)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- North America's most common hawk -- the red-tailed hawk -- is a picture of fierce aerial heartburn if you're a rodent, snake, bird, hare or other creature on its menu. 

Outdoor photographer J. Foster Fanning of Curlew made this outstanding and powerful image of redtail landing in a ponderosa pine recently at Curlew Lake State Park.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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