Jun 261999
 

Common Black Hawk — COBH

Sibley’s indicates that the Common Black-Hawk is a rare bird found in woods along permanent streams.

The bird is found from Texas to Arizona.

Taken over the fish hatchery on 260 east of Payson, AZ in mid July.

Common Black Hawk COBH

Common Black Hawk COBH

This shot of a Common Black-Hawk juvenile is my favorite yardbird photograph.

Common Black-Hawk Juvenile

Common Black-Hawk Juvenile

For any birder, to get this opportunity is off the scale.

Just north of the valley was a beautiful nesting pair.

This is a male, bringing in a waterdog or tadpole to the nest.

Common Black-Hawk adult male

Common Black-Hawk adult male

A tadpole or waterdog is an indication of their hunting grounds.

Common Black Hawk lunch

Common Black Hawk lunch

The male brought in the food and gave it to the female for it to feed the brood.

Common Black Hawk nestling

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

A couple of months later I was excited to get these shots.

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

Common Black-Hawk juvenile

Common Black-Hawk

Common Black-Hawk COBH

Common Black-Hawk COBH

Common Black Hawk

Common Black-Hawk COBH

Common Black-Hawk COBH

Common Black Hawk

Common Black-Hawk COBH

Common Black-Hawk COBH

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