Hawks at noon

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.

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3 Replies to “Hawks at noon”

  1. Love Harris’ hawks! They have a demonstration at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum that features a family of Harris’ hawks. It’s pretty amazing to see them in action!

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