Closeup Red-tailed Hawk Encounter

While cruising the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, I pulled over beside the road to check out the area with my binoculars. As I came to a stop, a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) flew up from the marshy flora and began to fly away from the area. I had been oblivious to him being there, as […]

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Other Prairie Critters

In addition to the Harriers and the Short-Eared Owls, several other prairie inhabitants were seen during my recent trip to Prairie State Park and Shawnee Trail Conservation Area (southwest Missouri). Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) were spotted seemingly everywhere along the roads and often sitting in prairie trees/shrubs, or soaring over the open prairie:     […]

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Red-Tailed Hawk Nestlings

The other day I received an e-mail from a birding friend, telling me that she has a pair of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) nesting on her land (with nestlings in the nest)¬†and asking me if I wanted to drive over and photograph them. Well, that was a no-brainer for me! The next day, I grabbed […]

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