Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A young hawk's thoughts...

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More amazing photos from Ned 'Raptor Man' Harris. Text also from Ned: Spring has arrived in S. E. Arizona and our local raptors are establishing their nesting territories. Yesterday, I was able to photograph a local pair of Cooper's Hawks during their courtship flights above their nesting territory. The lead bird is a one year old female still in her juvenile plumage. The trailing bird is an adult male. One year old females often nest with adult males. Watch for this same behavior above the nesting territories at Sabino. Anne says: Wow!

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