All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Swainson's Hawk</strong>
<em>Buteo swainsoni</em>
Bigfoot, TX
April 1, 2009 

I spotted this beautiful hawk in flight when we stopped so I could try and photograph a Loggerhead Shrike. I managed to catch this hawk between the power lines (...
Swainson's Hawk
Buteo swainsoni
Bigfoot, TX
April 1, 2009

I spotted this beautiful hawk in flight when we stopped so I could try and photograph a Loggerhead Shrike. I managed to catch this hawk between the power lines (how lucky was that?)! It was easy to identify in my bird book because of its distinctive white and brown wing patterns.

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