Often the weather on the high plain reflects this split. Last week, we spent the first two days hunting in short sleeves (80 degrees), but after Wednesday's cold front we donned parkas to face temperatures in the mid-20s and driving snow.
Through it all, the hawks did their thing. Here are a few snapshots from the week. The falcons flew well at ducks, the Harris hawks at rabbits and the goshawk at, well, everything.
Above: Brian Millsap's excellent tiercel peregrine, Amigo, early in the week. He caught several.
Matt Reidy prepares to fly his tiercel peregrine. This bird has yet to find his stride this season, but will.
My hawks, Ernie (below) and Smash (above, held by Matt) catch a few.