Short-tailed Hawk - juvenile, Barfoot Lookout, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise Co., Arizona. July 30th, 2010. Images taken using Canon Powershot A540 through Leica 8x42 bins.
Certainly one of the highlights of the recent Birdfinders tour of Arizona. A fantastic morning in the Chiricahuas culminating in the observation of this juvenile Short-tailed Hawk low over Barfoot Lookout. Earlier, under the expert guidance of Helen Snyder, we had a light morph adult and the same juvenile cruising over Barfoot Meadow. Both birds formed part of a successful breeding story from the Chiricahuas this year.
Short-tailed Hawk - light morph adult seen from Barfoot Meadow, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise Co., Arizona. July 30th, 2010. Images taken using Canon Powershot A540 hand held through Swarovski HD scope.
View from Barfoot Meadow, Chiricahua Mountains, AZ. July 30th, 2010. The Short-tailed Hawks could be seen cruising over the crags for extended periods in mid-morning.