Broad-winged hawks

Broad-winged hawks
Eyeing an afternoon meal

Broad-winged hawks are on the smaller side compared to the other species of hawks that frequent Arkansas and they also tolerate human interaction a lot better than most, as well.

Springing into action, attempting to catch a snakeĀ 

Their plumage is very distinct. Black and white bands on their tails and a “barred” look on their chest and underside of their wing feathers. They mainly prey on small mammals and snakes but will also eat insects.

Swing and a miss. Nothing but leaves.

They are very common during the warmer months and are always a treat to watch. It’s easy to see at least 2-3 of them in a days trip out photographing. They are most commonly found on power lines near a road that has an over grown ditch.

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