The Buteo that hovers – the Rough-legged Hawk

As sightings of Rough-legged Hawks become fewer and further between, I have been reviewing this past winter’s images, and I notice a series of images of hawk hovering. Rough-legged Hawks are our only buteo that¬†regularly¬†hovers. In fact, the only other North...

Lessons and Signs from Springhill

John Parks led his annual Raptor-viewing trip to the Springhill area north of Bozeman for Sacajawea Audubon. We had ever increasing clouds throughout the day, and the birds didn’t seem to be all that active. As for raptors, we ended up with 27 Bald Eagles, 1...

What is happening? A whole lot of Red-tailed Hawks

I went out yesterday with a friend of mine for a quick afternoon of birding  in Springhill area (north of Bozeman, MT). Raptors were the target birds of the day, and we ended up seeing good numbers. However, the ratios of species seemed to be way off. The Bald...