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A Red-Tailed Hawk’s first flights (Part 1, getting started)

A juve­nile Red-tailed Hawk’s ten­u­ous first flights. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Why do bird wings flap?

Birds flap their wings for two rea­sons, to lift them­selves up and to thrust them­selves for­ward. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Hawks along the Freeway

It’s unusu­al to find Hawks hunt­ing along free­ways, but these two were. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spoonfeeding Great Blue Heron Chicks

Great Blue Heron chicks are big and grab­by, but some­one has to feed them. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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White-tailed Kite aerial exchanges

An aer­i­al hand-off, where the male Kite brings food to his mate is a thrilling sight, one to equal the trapeze artists under the big-top. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Great Blue Herons Nesting

The state­ly rit­u­al of nest-build­ing Great Blue Herons is an ancient rite that demon­strates their com­mit­ment. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Ravens and Crows

Ravens may “Quoth” and Crows may steal food, but oth­er than that, how do you tell them apart? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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What Kind of Hawk is That?

There are dozens of Hawks but what is the most com­mon Hawk ? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Tundra Swan U455

Tun­dra Swans migrate all over the world, here is a bit of one’s sto­ry. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Colors of Bird Love

The lores (skin round the eyes) of Egrets change dur­ing mat­ing sea­son, bring col­or to their faces. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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