[CT Birds] Red Shoulder Hawks
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 27 13:14:35 EST 2014
Zeranski and Baptist (1990) report the "Swamp Hawk" as a rare nester in the NE and NW parts of the State.
Things have really changed a lot in the past quarter century. Red-shouldered Hawks are now abundant in most parts of CT, all year round, including the winter. Red-tails are still almost exclusively teed up along highways, but it is very common to also see Red-shoulders perched along poles and trees near suburban roads.
I'm compiling the Stratford-Milford CBC and have not seen RS Hawk for the 12/21 count day. Now THAT is unusual!
On Saturday, December 27, 2014 11:08 AM, Andrew Gullberg via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
My name is Andrew Gullberg. I've been following the posts at this list for
some time now but haven't posted but once.
This morning in my neighborhood I had two red shoulder hawks sitting in a
tree together one above the other. One was heavily colored with orange
bars on front. The other was much paler. I have seen
them in the
neighborhood before but never together like this. I was wondering if this
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