[CT Birds] Juvenile Broad-winged Hawk calling for attention
holmses at cox.net
holmses at cox.net
Sun Aug 3 10:15:41 EDT 2014
I got the sound and the pictures, nice work. what do you think he's eating/ A bat?
---- Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> This recording is, if nothing else, different. I was driving through the
> Yale Forest yesterday (Fri, 8-1-14) when a loud scream practically next to
> my car brought me to a sliding halt. I was pretty sure what it was and I was
> right, a Broad-winged Hawk, but until it called again I didn't realize it
> was a juvenile calling for a parent. As it turned out, the bird was in a
> pine tree only about 40 feet away from me. There was an adult circling
> overhead and calling in reply, but I was using a directional microphone and
> apparently it was not picked up. At one point the adult swooped down and flew by
> the tree and about 20 feet over my car. When the bird finally gave up
> calling I decided to risk getting out of the car and trying for a picture,
> which, of course, didn't work. However the bird flew about 100 yards away and
> landed again, then resumed calling. I followed through the woods and at least
> managed to get some obstructed shots of it.
> If the links don't work please let me know.
> Here's the link to the sound file (MP3):
> You will have to download the file in order to play it - haven't found a
> way around that yet but I'm working on it.
> In between all the whining the bird manages passable renditions of an
> adult BW call, but the sound is wavery and off-pitch.
> Here's a few pics of the juvie:
> A good study of a juvenile Broad-wing, at least while sitting. Note there
> is no broad white band in the tail as there would be an adult. Adult tail
> would be all-over black with 1 white stripe and perhaps some additional weak
> white bands.
> Also, the chest markings are reminiscent of other juvenile hawks, such as
> a Red-shoulder; dark vertical spots and stripes. An Adult has horizontal
> reddish bands very much like a Red-shoulder but not as bright and red.
> Don Morgan, Coventry
> mntncougar at aol.com
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