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Monday, April 20, 2020

Red-tailed Hawks Are Migrating, be on the lookout!

Yesterday here in NH we had 5 adult Red-tailed Hawks in a "kettle" (rising group) as the sun warmed the temps up in late morning and thermals rose, a good time to look for migrants. My impression was that some were migrants, but a few may have been breeders as I saw one bird drop its talons and descend towards another bird, possible a breeder that was reminding migrants of its territory. We also had an Osprey hunting the pond and several Bald Eagle sightings. A good raptor day! Photo is composite of my images of adult (top and right) and juvenile Red-tailed Hawks from our The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America.…/…/0316010510

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