Swainson’s Hawk In Flight In Low Light

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Any bird photographer knows that light and timing have a nasty habit of being uncooperative just when you need that cooperation most. [...]

Juvenile Swainson’s Hawk Take-off

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In my experience there’s a huge range in the approachability of juvenile raptors, even among siblings. And overall, Swainson’s Hawks seem to be the most approachable of all. This variability was demonstrated during our trip to Montana’s Centennial Valley last week and once again it made me nervous for the safety of the bird. [...]