Swainson's Hawk

Textbook example of a Swainson's Hawk, and the shot that really got me hooked on birdwatching. Taken near Berthoud, CO.

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  • Hugh Powell 7y

    I love it when you're driving west across the country and you finally get to the point where you start seeing Swainson's Hawks everywhere... nice photo. Looks like this one has a full crop - maybe it's just eaten a ground squirrel or prairie dog? Thanks for sharing...
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology PRO 6y

    This photo appears on All About Birds, a free online bird guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Thank you for Birdsharing, and for helping people learn about birds.
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Taken on September 10, 2004
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  • 270.0 mm
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