Dakota Raptors #2


American Bald Eagle

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

March 17, 2022



American Bald Eagles and Ring-billed Gull

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

March 23, 2022



American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota

March 23, 2022



Neighborhood Hawk!


Cooper's Hawk  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day- April 27, 2022



Flight Photo!


Swainson's Hawk  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 1, 2022



Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 5, 2022



Nest Builder!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 5, 2022



Nest Builder!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 5, 2022



Nest Builder!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 5, 2022



Nest Builder!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 5, 2022



Nest Builder!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 5, 2022



Nest Builder!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 5, 2022




Swainson's Hawk  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 5, 2022




Swainson's Hawk  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 5, 2022



Homemaker!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day- May 10, 2022




Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 10, 2022



Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 10, 2022



Grabbing a stick!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 10, 2022



Taking off with stick in bill!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 10, 2022



Transferring Stick from Bill to Claws!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 10, 2022



Flying with Stick in Claws!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 10, 2022



Flying with Stick in Claws- Transferred to other Leg!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 10, 2022



Another Stick for the Nest!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 10, 2022



Landing Stick for the Nest!


Northern Harrier  

 Burleigh County, North Dakota

May 10, 2022



Golden Eagles  

 Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

May 17, 2022



Watchful!


Red-tailed Hawk  

 Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota


Photo of the Day- May 24, 2022




Magestic!


Swainson's Hawk

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day June 16, 2022



Red-tailed Hawk

Burleigh County, North Dakota

July 1, 2022



Red-tailed Hawk

Burleigh County, North Dakota

July 1, 2022



Being Escorted out of the Neighborhood!


Swainson's Hawk and Common Grackle

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day July 1, 2022



Swainson's Hawk

Burleigh County, North Dakota

July 1, 2022



Swainson's Hawk

Burleigh County, North Dakota

July 1, 2022



Swainson's Hawk

Burleigh County, North Dakota

July 1, 2022



Difficult Photo!


Sharp-shinned Hawk

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day July 27, 2022



Rare Photograph of a Juvenile in Flight!


Northern Harrier

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day August 3, 2022



National Symbol!


American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day August 17, 2022



National Symbol!


American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day November 23, 2022



2023 Photos




Northern Harrier

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day April 2, 2023




Northern Harrier

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 2, 2023



Red-tailed Hawk

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

April 8, 2023




Ring-necked pheasant lunch!


American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 11, 2023



Ring-necked pheasant lunch!


American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 11, 2023



Feathers Flying!


Take off with remnants of ring-necked pheasant lunch scattering!


American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 11, 2023



Feathers Flying!


Take off with remnants of ring-necked pheasant lunch scattering!


American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 11, 2023



American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 11, 2023



American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 11, 2023



Rough-legged Hawk

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 11, 2023



American Bald Eagles

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

April 16, 2023



Rough-legged Hawk (Dark Morph)

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 17, 2023



Northern Harrier

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 24, 2023



Northern Harrier

Burleigh County, North Dakota

August 9, 2023



Northern Harrier

Burleigh County, North Dakota

August 9, 2023



Northern Harrier

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

October 16, 2023



Red-tailed Hawk

Burleigh County, North Dakota

October 21, 2023



Northern Harrier

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

October 31, 2023



American Bald Eagle

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

October 31, 2023



American Bald Eagle

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

October 31, 2023



End of the Line or A Great Escape?


American Bald Eagle Attack!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota


Photo of the Day- November 3, 2023



Escape from First Attack!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



Now Stay Away!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



Ground Approach!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



Second Attack!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



Not Looking Good!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



Is This the End?


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



A Reverals that a Wrestler would be Proud Of!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



Time to get Going!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



Going Away Fast!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



The Great Escape!


American Bald Eagle and Snow Goose

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

November 3, 2023



2024 Photos


Mates for Life!


Smaller male is on the left!


American Bald Eagles

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day- February 22, 2024





Impressive!


Wing span up to 8 feet!


Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day- March 1, 2024



Following Shadow!


Early Morning Light!


Golden Eagle

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota


Photo of the Day- March 10, 2024



Golden Eagle

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

March 10, 2024



Golden Eagles

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

March 10, 2024



Golden Eagle

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

March 10, 2024



On the Prowl!


Known as a Marsh Hawk!


Northern Harrier

Burleigh County, North Dakota


Photo of the Day- April 1, 2024



American Bald Eagle

Burleigh County, North Dakota

April 2, 2024



Northern Harrier

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

 April 15, 2024



Northern Harrier

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

April 15, 2024



Northern Harrier

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

April 15, 2024



Northern Harrier

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

May 5, 2024



Northern Harrier

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

May 5, 2024



Northern Harrier

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

May 5, 2024