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Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni

Description:

Nestlings, about 10-15 days old.

Habitat:

Short-grass prairie

Notes:

Nest located near the top of an old windmill. Carcasses of toads and lizards were present.

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5 Comments

TravisAnthony
TravisAnthony 7 years ago

I climbed up when the parents were out and we secured a camera to record the happenings in the nest.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Oh my gosh, I bet! Did you just climb up there to see them?! Were the parents around? I could only imagine being dive-bombed by Swainson's Hawks 30 feet in the air!

TravisAnthony
TravisAnthony 7 years ago

The view and being up 30 feet on a windmill was as exciting as seeing them!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

What beautiful babies!

AK Kids
AK Kids 7 years ago

Poor frog

TravisAnthony
Spotted by
TravisAnthony

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2010
Submitted on Sep 28, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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