Bald Eagles are always a sight to see. Here are two I found locally in northern Arizona. One is an adult while the other is an immature, not sure how old, but I read that an adult Bald Eagle is about five years old before their head turns completely white. Read: RAPTORS
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.