Swainson’s hawk in flight, shot through a tree. This is the first Swainson’s hawk photo of the year for me, though I have seen this bird a few times. Not a great shot, but it was what the hawk offered me today.
They are migratory, arrive in Prescott Az in the spring and leave for South America in late summer/early fall. There’s a nest near my home that has been used every year for the past dozen years or so. I’m hoping a pair use it this year.
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.