Yesterday I wrote that fall is the time of the year that I say a fond farewell to Swainson’s Hawks and that I look forward to seeing Rough-legged Hawks and not long after I posted I was out the door to go out into the field for the first time in more than a week.
Mid-morning I found a perched intermediate morph Swainson’s Hawk in Box Elder County and was delighted when it didn’t fly off immediately.
However, the mosquitoes in that particular area made it very difficult to photograph the hawk, there must have been a horde of 300 of them waiting for just the right time to bite me. I even had to spit one out because somehow the horrible thing had gotten into my mouth. Nasty bugs! I will be glad to see colder weather just to get rid of those blood-suckers.
Maybe I’ll photograph another Swainson’s Hawk before they all leave for South America and maybe I won’t but I am glad this one gave me the chance to photograph it.
Life is good.
By the way, some of my subscribers are not getting their email notification when I post, I know for a few days I didn’t and it has been sporadic. I apologize for that but those emails are generated by a WordPress Plugin and with the last update it messed things up. The staff who create that plugin have been on a retreat of sorts but are scheduled to return today. I hope they apply a fix soon.