Swainson’s Hawk in Springbank

Swainson's launch - 2014 © Christopher Martin

Driving with the kids along Lower Springbank Road, I was hoping there would be some hawks hunting along the freshly tilled fields out that way.  On the second or third field my son spied a light morph Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) standing on a fence post.

Field hunting - 2014 © Christopher Martin

We watched it make a few short flights over the soil before heading continuing on.  Spring is a great time for driving, and photographing, on the prairies.

Swainson's Hawk extended - 2014 © Christopher Martin

6 responses

  1. You’re an artist, Chris.

    June 2, 2014 at 10:54 am

  2. Fraz

    nice colors, looks so amazing .. nice work

    June 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm

  3. Graceful and beautiful, as always.

    May 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

  4. So majestic.

    May 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm

  5. You gotta love those hawks.

    May 29, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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