Swainsons Hawk

It might be time to already upgrade to a higher powered zoom lens for the camera… I couldn’t get close enough to this pair of Swainsons Hawks before they squawked and flew off.

From the AllAboutBirds.org web site:

A classic species of the open country of the Great Plains and the West, Swainson’s Hawks soar on narrow wings or perch on fence posts and irrigation spouts. These elegant gray, white, and brown hawks hunt rodents in flight, wings held in a shallow V, or even run after insects on the ground. In fall, they take off for Argentine wintering grounds—one of the longest migrations of any American raptor—forming flocks of hundreds or thousands as they travel.

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