Saw this guy in Arizona, and fell in love… I do believe in love at first sight after all!!
My friend spotted this guy while driving, flipped an illegal u-turn, and parked on the shoulder of a busy highway so that I could photograph him.
I have good friends.
Buteo plagiatus (also known as a Mexican Goshawk), their distribution in the US is limited to southern Arizona and southern Texas.
What a beautiful bird…