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Hawk Launch


Hawk diversity was a little thin on WC’s recent trip to southeast Arizona. But there were a lot of Red-tailed Hawks. Here’s a three second sequence of a Red-tailed launching after prey. The three photos represent 1.9 seconds of elapsed time. This hawk is a big bird, but he gets under way very quickly. It…

Yellow-eyed Junco, Florida Wash, Southeast Arizona

No, Really, Chasing Birds


The Yellow-eyed Junco is a Southeastern Arizona specialty, not commonly found anywhere else in the United States. It’s pretty easy to pick it out among its Dark-eyed cousins. They are common throughout mountainous regions of,Mexico, under the arc but and rules of birding, species seen in Mexico don’t “count” as North American species. Another Southeastern…