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Harris's Hawk ~ Profile  by Kimberly Chadwick

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Cover image for the Harris’s Hawks Calendar

Going through my archives……

Taken at Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum

This unusual species of deserts,brushy savannah, and arid woodlands is closely related to buteos and Common Black-Hawk. Unlike other American raptors, they breed year round.

Often forming polyandrous groups (2 males,1 female). Known also to form communal groups of 4-5 members. The young from previous broods will take care of the nest as well as defend it when needed. Hunting collectively for larger rodents such as hares & gophers.

Once called the Bay-winged Hawk, it has distinctive chestnut, black and white feathers that make it a favorite among falconers.

VOICE A strange, grating, nasal eeehhhhhhhh similar to a caracara

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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Comments

  • McGaffus
    McGaffusover 4 years ago

    Fantastic color and sharp detail. Also, I enjoyed reading your description..Well done…:-}

  • Thank you Sir for visiting and saying your supportive words, I do appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Kimberly!

  • Thank you so much Monte!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Kimberly!!

  • Thank you Marvin, always appreciative!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Lovely feather detail!

  • Thank you Trish, I’d like the think I got his good side….lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Grand portrait of this majestic person.

  • Thank you Sheila, he was looking his best that day!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Xcarguy
    Xcarguyover 4 years ago

    Great capture Kimberly!

  • Thank you so very much darlin for taking the time to stop and visit! I appreciate that! Welcome to the Bubble darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Grandalf
    Grandalfover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Kimberly

  • I thank you again my friend~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 4 years ago

    Kimberly, This is Fantastic, what a profile indeed…….love the details and soft tones on this magnificent bird……Laura

  • I was happy with it. the light seemed just right on him. Thank you so much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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