Another handsome hawk, the Swainson’s arrives late in the Spring, so late that it can use nests just vacated by early nesting owls, as in third photo.Swainson's Hawk

With a cottontail.Swainson's Hawk

A distinctive wing pattern in flight.


A fledgling that was sick.  Raptor Center in Fort Collins suggested it was West Nile Virus. Sick Swainson's Hawk Fledgling

Immature Swainson’s.Immature Swainson's Hawk

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