Unknown Hawk - Maybe You Know?
This hawk has its dinner under its claws. I don't know what type of hawk this is, do you? Our local minor league baseball team is named the Boise Hawks, although as far as I know, there isn't a "Boise" hawk in my birding field guide.
What a beautiful raptor.ReplyDelete
It's a Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni)ReplyDelete
I do mostly see Swainsons' hawks around here, but they're usually not so reddish-brown on the breast.ReplyDelete
It is a young Swainson's according to Norm Nelson, son of Morley Nelson ...ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve for tapping such an expert. I see Swainson's light morphs often, but this one has so much rufous, it didn't look like a Swainson's to me.ReplyDelete
its an adult Swainson's, has the bib, dark eye, and overall adult plumageReplyDelete