[CT Birds] Young Red-shouldered Hawk
LPBausher at comcast.net
Thu Jan 8 14:45:08 EST 2009
I was unable to relocate the Red-shouldered Hawk this morning in
spite of an extensive 1.5 hour search of the area, looking both in
the trees and on the ground where possible. This included about 1/4
mile south of Orange Ave from the Connecticut Healthcare parking lot
at 114 Orange Ave, which gave good elevated views of the fields
behind the Mack Truck building on the west side of the river. This
was the direction I last saw the bird heading. There were numerous
crows in the fields, but they were all quietly doing their own thing
and not flocking around noisily in the manner which often indicates
the presence of a hawk. Hopefully the hawk is OK and has moved on.
Unfortunately I will be out of town this weekend and won't be able to
look again until next Monday or Tuesday.
Frank, you can add Common Merganser to the winter list of West River
Park birds I sent you a few days ago. There was a crisp-looking male
on the canal this morning along with a dozen or so Hoodeds. And I
also had several nice Tree Sparrows in the corner of the weedy field
at the intersection of Orange Ave (Rt 1) and Marginal Dr.
On Jan 7, 2009, at 12:02 PM, wingsct at juno.com wrote:
> Frank, Larry,
> If possible, I suggest monitoring this bird. While it seems to fly
> o.k.,an eye injury
> can affect its ability to hunt successfully, due to impaired depth
> There are wildlife rehabilitators who could help this bird should
> it become
> debilitated and catchable.
> Meredith Sampson
> Old Greenwich
> -- Larry Bausher <LPBausher at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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.
> Larry Bausher
> West Haven
> 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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