Harris's Hawk by Kimberly Chadwick

Taken in Marana, Arizona using a Canon PS SX10IS today on my way to work. Saw him alone sitting in the tree that my babies grew up. So of course, I pulled over and just watched him. he had no worries that I was there, in fact I would say he was “bored”….lol

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 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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  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    Love, love, love!

  • Thank you my friend. They are a beautiful raptor and the camera loves them!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • RichImage
    RichImageover 4 years ago

    beautiful Kimberly… they are so beautiful… nice capture

  • Thank you Rich, I so very much appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleover 4 years ago

    Nice one Kimberly.

  • Thank you Alwyn!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 4 years ago

    Lovely image of a magnificent bird of prey, well spotted and captured

  • I appreciate that Robert!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 4 years ago

    Excellent indeed Kimberly !!! , Trev

  • Thank you so much Trev!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyover 4 years ago

    I love the feet. Great shot, Kim.

  • LOL, a foot guy huh? Thank you Brian!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 4 years ago

    He must have been very relaxed to lift his claw like that… Well done to spot him!

  • Funny enough, it was tucked in and I took several images. Even got out of the truck and he just looked at me. A huge 18 wheeler drove by and then he dropped it this position. I chose this image because it shows the color of his leg/talons. Thank you Helen. Though the raptors on my road I like to believe are just bored with me. LOL, they just sit there and stare!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    A beautiful capture Kimberly.

  • Thank you very much Al! I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 4 years ago

    Outstanding capture!!!!

  • I thank you Victoria very much so!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • GenuineDragon
    GenuineDragonover 4 years ago

    Awesome work my friend…. beautifully done.

  • Thank you darlin so much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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