I have to admit one of the great things about birding road trips is the number of Raptors that you can see on any given trip.
Over the last 9 days spent in the Southwestern USA, I saw Red-tails in ever color and shade, Swainson’s, Ferruginous, Gray, Red-shouldered, Osprey, Harris, Sharp-shinned, Coopers, Northern Harriers, Kestrel’s and both species of Vultures.
Painfully obvious thought to me was the total absence of Kites and Eagles. Disappointing for sure. I was hopeing to improve on some images.
Below are just a few of the better images…
Cooper’s Hawk – Juvenile
But the weirdest by far was an Albino Raptor that I figure is a Red-tailed but can’t be sure….taken from an extreme distance.
Ciao for now…