Two very quiet hawks sitting at the top of the telephone pole
and a few feet away, at the top of another utility pole, another two.
One of these two was quite noisy.
I reached out to my friend Joy for help in identitying them. Here’s what she said:
The hawks are Harris Hawks. The two dark ones are the adults the ones with the stippled breasts are the teenagers. These are the only birds of prey in the world that hunt in cooperative family groups. So if you see two hawks sitting happily next to each other they’re probably Harris Hawks.