Common Black Hawks are found in wooded areas along southwestern streams, mostly in Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas. They nest in tall trees, usually cottonwoods. Black Hawks often perch near the waters edge hunting for frogs, fish, reptiles, or birds. I saw this one at Bubbling Ponds Preserve in northern Arizona.


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