Gray Hawk
Buteo plagiatus
(L 17" WS 34" Wt 1.2 lb)
Found in far south Texas and Arizona
and along Mexican coasts.
Santa Ana Nat‘l
Wildlife Refuge
From plane of light to plane, wings dipping through
Geometries and orchids that the sunset builds,
Out of the peak’s black angularity of shadow, riding
The last tumultuous avalanche of
Light above pines and the guttural gorge,
The hawk comes.
      (Robert Penn Warren)