Swainson's Hawk

Light morph Swainson's Hawk flying overhead. These and other birds of prey were very common throughout the region, especially near Lamar Valley.


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nartreb - Aug 16, 2009 5:36 pm - Hasn't voted

not an osprey

Wing shape is wrong and head is way too dark. My money's on Swainson's Hawk.


johnmnichols - Aug 17, 2009 7:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: not an osprey

Thanks for calling that out. I thought for sure it was an osprey, but after a little investigation, it definitely appears to be a Swainson's Hawk. I had never seen a good view of a Swainson from underneath, so didn't realize this could possibly be something other than an osprey.

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