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Harris Hawk Juvenile

This Harris’ Hawk was very noisy which probably means he is a juvenile. I learned that young ones will call and complain just like they used to do in the nest when they wanted to be fed. They hunt in family groups and we’re very lucky to see them regularly. In fact, when I first got the outside enclosures for the cats, we had a couple of Harris Hawks land close to check them out! I was afraid they might be able to lift the enclosure but they just looked and flew away.

I added some textures to this because the sky was boring.

Harris’ Hawk

Bird photography is very challenging for me so when I get a bird in focus, I’m thrilled! This Harris’ Hawk was one of four flying all around us during a Free Flight presentation at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend going.

Bunny For Breakfast

I spotted two Harris’s Hawks on a light pole across from the Post Office yesterday morning….got one quick shot of the two of them but then looked down momentarily and missed the one flying away. I had looked down to check my LCD because I could tell they had something between them and wanted a closer look. I couldn’t tell what it was, though, and even on my computer monitor it’s tough to be sure but it looks very much like a Cottontail leg. In case you’re wondering, I don’t typically have my long lens with me but before I left for the PO, I had been looking at Art Morris’ website and was inspired to capture a bird that day. Luck favors the prepared! 🙂

Captured hand held (braced on my 4Runner roof) with a Canon 300mm f/4 IS.