Peachy Female Red-winged Blackbird (and my FOY Swainson’s Hawk)

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Male Red-winged Blackbirds are so distinctive in color and pattern as to be instantly recognizable by most but the mottled brown female often goes unrecognized or even mistaken for a large sparrow. […]

Pellet Casting, Stretching Swainson’s Hawk

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Several summers ago this juvenile Swainson’s Hawk in southwest Montana allowed me to photograph it performing some interesting behaviors. […]