Here’s a couple of pictures from last December. We stopped at a field near Vacaville nad had the hawks out. A fair amount of the time, they find a good vantage point and stay there.
Sometimes, though, there simply is no good vantage point available. Since we lived in the Richland, Washington area, where the fields were primarily a desert sage scrub, we have used a mobile perch for our hawks made from a backpack frame. Our birds will use this as a hunting platform if there is no good available perch.
Photos here were taken with a Nikon D2Xs and Nikkor 70-200mm VR, ISO 800, post-processing with Corel Photo-Paint.