[CT Birds] Young Red-shouldered Hawk
LPBausher at comcast.net
Tue Jan 6 20:03:05 EST 2009
I located the Red-shouldered Hawk today (Jan 6) at about 3:30 PM.
The bird was in the smaller of the two large trees across Rt 1 from
the Dairy Queen, which is next to KFC. After a few minutes it flew
from the tree to a nearby telephone pole. After perching on the pole
for about 10 minutes, it flew across Rt 1 and disappeared to the
south behind the abandoned Mack Truck building.
Both flights appeared smooth and normal to me. I had driven by that
location earlier in the day and I’m quite sure the bird was not in
either of the large trees then, so at least for now it appears to be
mobile and is moving around the area.
On Jan 5, 2009, at 11:54 AM, peeplo at aol.com wrote:
> Yesterday, 1-4-09 Patrick Dugan and I found a young Red-shoulded
> Hawk?on the south edge of?West River Memmorial Park in New Haven.?
> The bird was sitting in a tree along?Orange ave. (Route 1)?at the?
> corner with?Marginal Drive?just west of KFC.?Part of its cere was
> damaged and its left eye was closed. It ignored us and mostly
> slept, opening its eyes only if a dog or noise disturbed it. If
> there are birders in the area that could check on it, it may?
> eventually need a trip to the vet...? Thank?you.? Frank Gallo???
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