Brad and I spent our last full day in Big Bend birding Dug Out Wells, Rio Grande Village and Christmas Mountain Oasis.
On two previous trips to Big Bend, I never made it to Rio Grande Village to see Common Black-Hawks, which nest in a protected area.
This time I made a point to make the special trip to see the hawks. A pair of hawks were nest building at the time, so it was very easy to find these majestic raptors.
The hawk below is carrying a branch to its nest. I imagine by now the parents are attending to chicks.
|Elf Owl (Female)|
|Elf Owl (Male)|