Having just arrived from Argentina, this gorgeous raptor was likely a bit tired. Okay, it actually arrived a week or two ago but that is a long flight and you sure would think it would take a while to recover. 😉
On my quick drive yesterday I came across this Swainson’s on a pole and like many of its species, was completely tolerant of me. In fact, it seemed pretty bemused with and even a little bit bored by my interest in it, largely ignoring me. Here it stretches and gives me a very cool pose. Take note of those talons. Very impressive!