Nature School Game Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni

Description:

I believe mate to my previous spotting (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/495... )...both were being harassed by a Kingbird who didn't like them where they were!

Habitat:

Agricultural plains with pockets of old-growth trees.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

6 Comments

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 4 years ago

Incredible series!

ChristyHolland
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
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

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

ChristyHolland
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
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Great series Christy!

Annelies
Annelies 6 years ago

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

ChristyHolland
Spotted by
ChristyHolland

Colorado, USA

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

Related Spottings

Buzzard Buteo buteo 普通鵟 Buzzard Common buzzard

Nearby Spottings

Swainson's Hawk A Red Tailed Hawk Prairie Dog Western Terrestrial Garter
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors