Swainson’s Hawks

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Swainson’s Hawks are large hawks with short tails, broad wings, reddish brown to gray upperparts and generally have light bellies. Their plumage varies and they can be seen in light morphs, intermediate morphs and dark morphs.

Sub-adult Swainson’s Hawk in Northern Utah

2018-10-29T06:09:31+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Box Elder County, Swainson's Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By this time of the year Swainson's Hawks have left Utah and headed towards South America to their wintering grounds but the memories I have of the hawks never leave me.

Male Northern Harrier Diving After Falling Prey – Paying Attention Beyond the Viewfinder

2018-05-05T05:36:46+00:00May 5th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Box Elder County, Northern Harriers, Swainson's Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was able to take these photos of the male Northern Harrier diving after his falling prey because I looked beyond my viewfinder and quickly locked onto the action happening overhead.

Intermediate Morph Swainson’s Hawk In Flight

2018-04-26T04:57:51+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Box Elder County, Swainson's Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week I was able to photograph several Swainson's Hawks, some perched and others while in flight and of the flight photos I liked this photo the most because of the mountains in the background.