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Hawks Are Difficult

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I often find hawks difficult to identify. Color morphs, sex differences and age variations can confuse me, particularly when a hawk will not cooperate by remaining stationary. Usually when I see an interesting hawk I begin to snap photographs and … Continue reading

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Soon to Leave

Rough-legged hawks (Buteo lagopus) are found globally in the northern latitudes.  North American rough-legged hawks winter throughout much of Southern Canada and the United States, occasionally venturing into parts of Mexico. Summers are spent in the Arctic Tundra. Leonard and … Continue reading

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Trading Places

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I still see them every day. The rough-legged hawks (Buteo lagopus) have not begun their spring migration. And each day I also watch for Swainson’s hawks (Buteo swainsoni). They are winging their way toward Big Valley where we live, but have not … Continue reading

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