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Harris Hawk in Flight
I love the little cock of his head, as though he’s checking out what I’m doing down here.
Harris Hawk Dominance
Harris Hawks hunt in family groups. Generally the lead female is the alpha, but the new lead male is trying to establish his place, and is pushing her off the top perch on a Saguaro cactus. Shot at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum’s twice-daily Raptor Free Flight.
Three Little Not-Piggies
At the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Flutterbys: Nature Challenge 6 of 7
Shot these in the Butterfly Garden, which is unconfined space, at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. These are Queen Butterflys, which land and sit because (according to the docent) most birds cannot distinguish them from Monarchs, which have a bad taste.
Desert Vista: Nature Challenge 5 of 7
Hummingbird at Rest: Nature Challenge 3 of 7
Shot this little guy in the hummingbird pavilion at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. They’re loose in there, so it’s still a very challenging environment.