Hawk banding with Bill Clark: adult female Harris's Hawk

Today I attended a local "Birder Patrol trip" to observe hawk banding by Bill Clark. This is Bill Clark, raptor expert, who bands hawks in the LRGV.
And this is an adult female Harris's Hawk that he and his team (Mike and Gus) caught today.

Bill shows off this pretty hawk's wings.

Big claws for a mid-sized hawk let it grab and hold prey tightly. 

A few of the dozen attendees on this trip got to hold one of the hawks and here I am with this Harris's Hawk.  SeEtta


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