I got some new photos of the Swainson’s hawks that nest near our home in Prescott. The other day I saw one of these on our porch. They are insectivores, likely it was hunting for grasshoppers or cicadas which are very numerous at this time of the year.
The fledgling in the nest is in the lower left of the photo, only its head is visible.
More photos of these birds are here, come and see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dagnygromer/sets/72157627075930863/
Jay’s Bird Barn in Prescott AZ, where I buy my bird feeding supplies, celebrated their 5th anniversary today. They brought in some birds of prey that were bred in captivity or injured and could not be returned to the wild. Here’s some images I got. Click on image for a larger view.