[CT Birds] Unique Hawk in Norwalk

james.bair at snet.net james.bair at snet.net
Mon Sep 28 19:46:16 EDT 2015


Dear Mike:

It might be a Red-shouldered Hawk. They sometimes have a white head. That variety is fairly common in Florida.

Jim Bair

>This morning in Norwalk I saw a hawk which defied anything I've ever seen. At first I thought it was a red-tailed, but when it came into view (it was flying eye level through Union Cemetery, Ward street side) I saw that it had an almost clean white head, white underside (with sparse brown streaking), and very light brown back/upper wings. I unfortunately could not see much of the tail, but it appeared dark. The bird landed on a low branch and it's white head was very noticeable. I don't even want to venture a guess, but maybe this description fits something familiar to more experienced birders.


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