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Light-morph Ferruginous Hawk

Ferruginous hawks (Buteo regalis) have light and dark morphs or variations. The light-morph is more common. The light-morph ferruginous hawk is recognized by its rusty upper parts, pale head with variable grey or rufous streaks and white underparts. The legs … Continue reading

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Flying Ferruginous Hawk

This ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis) was hunting along County Road 91 near the Modoc County line. Ferruginous hawks, the largest buteos in North America,  have a limited diet that in our area consists mostly of cottontail rabbits and jackrabbits. However, … Continue reading

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Largest American Hawk

During the winter birds of prey are abundant on telephone poles, bare trees, fence posts and other perches. When Leonard and I drive about we make a game of counting raptors, always attempting to set a new record for birds … Continue reading

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Feeding Ferruginous Hawk

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Leonard and I saw a ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis) swoop down into a snowy overgrown field while driving near our home (Lookout CA). When it did not immediately take flight again, I decided the hawk must have caught its prey. … Continue reading

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Setting Up Housekeeping?

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A bitter north wind and snow have been swirling the last few days, a typical spring in Big Valley CA. However, prior to this streak of bad weather I went out to check on two nearby nests where red-tailed hawks … Continue reading

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