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Photo: Young Swainson's hawks fill the nest

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Our photo of the day comes from Sage Junction, Idaho.

What gorgeous young Swainson's hawks, at that unique juncture where the cuteness of chicks begins to merge into the majesty of their future adult selves. This fabulous photo was taken by Gary Ellwein, who writes: "I've been monitoring this nest for several weeks. A couple days after this image was captured, there were three fledged hawks in the tree with the parents." All grown up and ready for the world.

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