[CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawks - East Haddam

Dave dave at alpeter.net
Sat Jan 17 19:59:22 EST 2015


Hey Jay,
I was at Haddam Meadows today looking for the Shrike. No luck with the Shrike but there was a beautiful Red Shouldered Hawk so they definitely are around. 
Dave Alpeter

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> On Jan 17, 2015, at 4:17 PM, Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi, Jay!
> Red-shouldereds, like other birds of prey, are starting to scope out
> nesting territories during this time of year. They'll pair off and start
> mating as early as February. So it's possible you saw all different
> birds - they're just more active now, so you're more likely to see them.
> (I heard our resident red-shouldered calling today, too.)
> :-)  Tammy Eustis, Chester
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawks - East Haddam
> From: Jay via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Date: Sat, January 17, 2015 3:50 pm
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> 
> Red-shouldered Hawk in East Haddam, perched on the corner of Rte. 149
> and
> Scoville Landing at 10:45 AM. I saw a similarly sized and colored
> Red-shouldered fly across Rte. 145 in Deep River about an hour later.
> Did
> not get a close enough look to tell if this was the same individual.
> Seems
> too coincidental to be the same bird, but how common are Red-shoulderds
> this
> time of year?
> 
> Jay Boll
> Norwalk
> 
> 
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