Saturday, March 03, 2007

Red-Shouldered Hawk in the Colvin Run Habitat

A red-shouldered hawk arrived in the Habitat this morning.
Like many of the hawk observations, this one was initially spotted perched 30 feet up in one of the deciduous trees and surveying the terrain below.
In comparison to other red-shoulders observed in the Habitat, this red-shoulder was, well, simply huge. Not exactly a scientific term or observation, but an honest one.
The field guides say that the red-shouldered hawk's wingspan can be as great as 50 inches. This one was clearly in that range.
Typical to hawks visiting the Habitat, this red-shouldered perched a few minutes that flew away.

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