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Swainson's Hawks


April 17, 2019

Doug Harling

They are back! Welcome back to the plains of Colorado. I spotted my first one this week. The Swainsons Hawks are by far one of my favorite hawks. Maybe it's because they are so patient when being photographed or maybe it's because they are so strikingly beautiful. Whatever the reason, I for one am excited to see them back.

It is the time of year for many migrating birds to return to El Paso County and it is also the time of year that many migrate away from here for the summer. Some of the beautiful hawks we enjoy during the winter have already headed north for the summer. Luckily, we have s...

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