[CT Birds] Rough-legged hawk

Martin Moore mhmoorep at aol.com
Sat Jan 5 15:50:32 EST 2013

Thanks to a heads-up from Melissa Baston, I spent about 30 minutes early this afternoon observing a dark phase Rough-legged Hawk hunting the old landfill across the street from Meriden/Wallingford Airport.The bird made several low passes, with characteristic frequent hovering, before dipping out of sight behind the old dump. The bird was in the same plumage as the one seen a few days ago at North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford, which gives hope it may have taken up winter residence in the area.

Marty Moore

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