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Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni


I believe mate to my previous spotting ( )...both were being harassed by a Kingbird who didn't like them where they were!


Agricultural plains with pockets of old-growth trees.

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CalebSteindel 4 years ago

Incredible series!

ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Thanks! Definitely was...putting up with us and the kingbird and all!! The sun was perfect too...we have to get out a little earlier next time! ;-)

EmilyMarino 6 years ago

I love the last picture too! This bird was a character!

ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Thanks, all! Searra, someone told me recently they watched a Red-Tail sit and let the little birds fly around its head...then it snached one out of the air for a snack! Don't know if they do that a lot but it's definitely a possibility! ;-)

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Great series Christy!

Annelies 6 years ago

What a gorgeous bird! Absolutely loving the last pic (that little head tilt) ^_^

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Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2014
Submitted on Jul 21, 2014

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