Beautiful Harris’s Hawk Visitor!

11026152_699107873530894_4835205038015689346_nI’ve had a few different birds of prey sightings right in my own backyard including Turkey Vultures, a Cooper’s Hawk, a Red-shouldered Hawk, and now a Harris’s Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)! This beauty was observed today checking out the neighborhood and rousting the chickens. A unique feature of these hawks is they hunt cooperatively in pairs or trios to surround and flush out their prey for another to catch, or take turns chasing it. I am eager to see if others are also in the area, since they nest in social units varying from an adult pair to seven different individuals! A very unique hawk indeed! More information about the Harris’s Hawk can be found on The Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds website: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Harriss_Hawk/id

Enjoy additional images!

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6 Comments

      1. Yes, he is wild. If you look over my blog, you will see that we live on the edge of a huge, huge open area around the Huachuca Mountains in Sierra Vista. We get a lot of visitors – some stop at the water pond, and some just mosey on by. We have a camera set up, but it doesn’t always seem to fire appropriately.

        Virtual hugs,

        Judie

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      2. I would like to install a trail camera someday to catch visitors! I think it would reveal interesting information! (When it works properly!)

        Stacie

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  1. Thank you! I am sure looking forward to it! I am actually an Arizona native but spent the last 7 years in Colorado. Even though it is beautiful there, I just couldn’t stay away from the desert.

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