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Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni


I was snapping photos of a solo Swainy on the wire above me, when suddenly a male entered the picture!! It was a wonderful surprise!! ;-)


Farmland (open space/agricultural lease) with rolling hills, a creek, and big cottonwoods.

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ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Thanks bg11a24...belatedly!! ;-)

bg11a24 7 years ago

Great photos!!

ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Thanks Mark, Austin and Karen! Karen, one of my FB friends said she looks very irritated at him!!! ;-)

KarenL 7 years ago

Looks like he took her by surprise too!

AustinC 7 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Magic series Christy. Congrats.

ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Thank you, all!!! This was all luck for me!! I had to put the picture of the solo Swainy because it was the girl I was shooting first, with no idea that the male was there!! Thanks again!!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

terrific spotting! this is an excellent series and like neil said, great timing. The fact that you caught the wing movement in 5/6 photos! wow, just great, congrats and thanks for sharing!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Sensational! A brilliant spotting, and perfect timing. Very nice.

RobThacker 7 years ago

Fantastic capture Christy

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Broomfield, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014

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