Earlier in the week I was very lucky to find a pair of Ferruginous Hawks along a quiet country road near the town of Hanley.
Ferruginous Hawks are our biggest Buteos here in Saskatchewan.
Light morph birds like this pair have a rusty brown or 'chestnut colour' on the upper parts and are pale on the head, neck and underparts with rust on the legs and some rust marking on the underwing.
These are the true prairie hawks and seeing them this far north is pretty rare.
On the day these were seen it was incredibly windy and cloudy, but there was an abundance of prey out in the open fields.
In one photo you will see a Richardson's Ground Squirrel that had just been caught.