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Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni


On our way out to our usual birding haunts, this beautiful Swainy and its mate ( ) were hanging out in the morning sunlight, being harassed by a kingbird who apparently did not like them in its territory! They didn't seem to be bothered!


Agricultural plains with pockets of old-growth trees.

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Thorton, Colorado, USA

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

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