Anne Elliott's photos with the raptor

Two-month-old American Kestrel

Two-month-old American Kestrel
A very early start for me today, (despite the forecast for rain all day) as I need to get away from my computer after yesterday's stress, thanks to a Virus that shut down my computer. It took me three hours to deal with it, while a technician went throug…
Added on September 20, 2018

Swainson's Hawk watching for its next snack

Swainson's Hawk watching for its next snack
On 6 September 2018, it turned out to be a much longer day than I had planned! In the very early hours of the morning, I happened to check the weather forecast just out of interest, and saw that rain is expected on about six of the coming days (if it act…
Added on September 17, 2018

Swainson's Hawk / Buteo swainsoni

Swainson's Hawk / Buteo swainsoni
On 21 August 2018, it turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and almost every inch of my body ached like crazy. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three longer (for me) dr…
Added on September 16, 2018

How dare you take a photo of me looking like this?

How dare you take a photo of me looking like this?
My thoughts are with all those living on the east coast and inland, who are facing or about to face the force of Hurricane Florence.

What a relief to wake up (very late) this morning and discover that the forecast overnight snow flurries did not arrive h…
Added on September 13, 2018

Swainson's Hawk juvenile

Swainson's Hawk juvenile
On 21 August 2018, it turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and almost every inch of my body ached like crazy at the end of it. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three l…
Added on September  5, 2018

Osprey number 2 / Pandion haliaetus

Osprey number 2 / Pandion haliaetus
Wow, it's just after noon and there are only 8 new photos from contacts, with four of them from the same photographer. Something has been different very recently - so little activity.

This was the very first time I had ever visited this particular Ospre…
Added on September  4, 2018

Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk
Far away and deep within the trees, so I was happily surprised to get an OK shot of a hawk species I had not seen before. I have been on several bird walks over the years when someone would say "Broad-winged Hawk!", but all we could see was a distant spe…
Added on September  3, 2018

A classic light/intermediate-morph adult Swainson's Hawk

A classic light/intermediate-morph adult Swainson's Hawk
I'm beginning to think this is a Swainson's Hawk. This is the other hawk that was on the same hay bale as the hawk in the photo I posted the day before yesterday.

It is 10:30 am on 24 August 2018, and the sky is smoke filled and dark as can be. An Air…
Added on August 24, 2018

Ferruginous Hawks - now safely grown and gone

Ferruginous Hawks - now safely grown and gone
This photo was taken in the spring, and I have waited to post it until the youngsters had grown and disappeared, to avoid photographers invading their space and causing stress. Aren't those little ones cute? Zoomed in from car, stopped on the road.

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Added on August 24, 2018

Ferruginous Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk
This Hawk was so far away that I almost didn't notice it. A lot of zoom and I ended up with a grainy photo, but hopefully it is enough to get a positive ID. The bird looks large, white front, white face with an eye stripe and the kind of location would…
Added on August 23, 2018