A Gyrfalcon is a large Arctic falcon. They are found mostly in Canada, Greenland, and scattered parts of the northern United States. We do not have these in the area I live, in the southwestern U.S., but I was able to see this one at a local raptor show. Gyrfalcons can be seen in open… Read More GYRFALCON
I frequent the Garland Prairie area in northern Arizona and have seen Northern Harriers and Ferruginous Hawks numerous times. Birds of prey can soar easily to look over large areas seeking small rodents, reptiles, and small birds all year-long. The Northern Harrier is a long-winged and long-tailed hawk found in open areas, such as meadows and… Read More PRAIRIE LIFE
American Kestrels are the smallest and most common falcon in North America. Learn about them here: SMALL FALCONS. The Red-tailed hawk is the most widespread hawk in North America. This one pictured is a juvenile. I’ve discussed them here: YOUNG RAPTORS and RED-TAILED HAWK. I watched these bird of prey at Garland Prairie in northern Arizona.
Ospreys can be found by along the coasts of rivers, ponds, lakes or oceans. The nest or eyrie sight is usually found on top of a large tree with a dead top or on a snag, not far from water. The nests are big, made of branches and lined with bark, grasses, or other discarded objects… Read More AN OSPREY NEST