Nesting, Swainson’s Hawk, in the San Luis Valley, southern Colorado, from a few years ago now. I still head to this location but the nest and the tree are long gone. It feels much more remote than it used to without this tree. This was the only time I saw a hawk nesting here. I know that raptors abandon nests for the parasites to die off, only to return to it in another season. So it was wonderful when my friend Mark Collins and I spotted it occupied by this Swainson’s Hawk after a number of years. Stay safe and well in your nest. Thanks for looking. G
4 thoughts on “Nesting, Swainson’s Hawk, San Luis Valley”
Watch out 9 months from now for those “nesting” during the pandemic.
I feel sure you are right Fran. Thank you. G
Very nice image. The nest is a lot deeper than I would have expected for a raptor of that size. I’m enjoying the archive images.
Big nest big family. Room for two young ones and mama or papa. Thanks Ron. G