[CT Birds] One old red-tailed hawk, 27 years and 9 months old

John D Babington davewb07 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 22 16:51:44 EST 2010

I got a great clipping from a friend in Litchfield, CT of an article that was in New York Times on 20 Dec 2010 concerning the oldest red-tailed hawk found alive in the wild, 27 years and nine months old. This female red-tailed hawk was found on RT 17M in Monroe, NY and is currently at the Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ. Members of the Raptor Trust banded this hawk when she was 6 or 7 months old. One tough red-tailed hawk I would say.

David W Babington
Washington, CT

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