Sunday, April 11, 2010

Common Black Hawk and Gray Hawk

Saturday morning we headed out to Buenos Aries Wildlife Refuge a few miles north of the Mexican border. We spotted this pair of Common Black Hawks sitting atop a power pole next to the road. Although called "Common" this hawk is classified as being of the greatest concern in the U.S. which you can read about here at

After visiting the Refuge and driving the 10 mile Pronghorn Drive looking for the wildflower bloom we headed out to Arivaca Creek Trail which is also part of the refuge. As we arrived at the creek we were greeted by a pair of Gray Hawks and even though the pictures are not great I decided to include them as this is a bird that is seen only in the most southern parts of the state and then not very often.

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