I find them very hard to catch for a good photo. They're very wary creatures.
They are! They occasionally stand, one per fencepost, in the winter with their wings open doing a bit of solar heating - would love to get a shot of them but they never let me
They used to have been so hunted here in the South (people thought that they killed their young livestock) that I rarely saw them here when I was a child. It was quite a novelty to catch a glimpse of one riding the thermals. But they were put on the endangered list here and it was made illegal to kill them. We see them everywhere now. Impressive birds, but still very, very nervous of people.
I love the colors in this, and those wings are shown off so beautifully!
They're so dang black that usually don't get to see any details - lucky angle of the sun