Light Morph Swainson’s Hawk – An Athletic Takeoff

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Whenever I catch this posture at takeoff I’m always impressed by the physical effort and athletic ability required to become airborne. […]

Prairie Falcon Hunting Grasshoppers In A Storm

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Grasshoppers are not typical prey for Prairie Falcons. Studies indicate that the main foods taken are other birds (Horned Larks and meadowlarks are favorites), small mammals and lizards but in a pinch they do consume flying insects, including grasshoppers. This bird was intent on doing just that. […]