[CT Birds] Ratio of Red-shouldered to Red-tailed

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Sun Mar 17 14:43:21 EDT 2013


In the northeastern part of the state, red-shouldered hawks are very commonly observed and while i have no real data other than my daily. Red- shoulder are observediy



Mark 

On Mar 17, 2013, at 2:21 PM, Anthony Zemba <ajzemba at gmail.com> wrote:

> Red-shouldereds have presumably increased in abundance hence their
> delisting from the CT ESA.  They were listed as Special COncern in the 1998
> list, then removed from the list all together by 2004.  I have been birding
> since the mid-seventies and they definitely seem to be more abundant today
> than they did in the 70's or 80's but I must agree with Dave P. that
> Red-tails are still the most abundant.  This is likely supported in CBC
> data, Summer Bird COunt Data, Hawk Watch tallies, etc.
> 
> Anthony Zemba
> Durham, CT
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Opposable Chums <opposablechums at aol.com>wrote:
> 
>> Five years ago, 9 out of 10 hawks overhead were Red-tails, with a
>> Red-shouldered as an occasional surprise.  Now it seems the situation is
>> reversed.  Any theories as to why?
>> 
>> - Jason
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