28 November 2015

Fierce, Beautiful Desert Predators ~


If you have never seen the Raptor Free Flight program at the Desert Museum, I highly recommend this eye-popping and close encounter with some of the desert's most fierce predators. The flights are every day at 10am and 2pm and they are just amazing! These photos are of Harris Hawks which hunt as a family - so interesting! In the last photo one of the hawks is eating a little mouse that it caught. 


  1. Beautiful photos. I don't understand how birds are able to land on cactus though.

  2. Hi Kathy! It is not obvious in this photo but there are wide spaces between the spines and this bird's talons are as hard as bone so I doubt if the spines could penetrate. But the bird can easily place its claws around the spines.