[CT Birds] Fwd: Courting? Red-shoulders

Clark Moseley an.doc.mo.72 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 06:24:17 EST 2018

Same type of courting activity seen and heard here in Mansfield about 11:30
A.M. yesterday.  I would expextect to have more here today.

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From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 9:30 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Courting? Red-shoulders
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>

This afternoon, 2 (a pair, I assume) of Red-shouldered Hawks displayed
right outside my front door. One was sitting on the electric wires; the
other (male, I assume) was flying nearby. It gained altitude, folded its
wings tight to its body, and dive-bombed the putative female. I thought
that this could be rivals in conflict, but then both flew around above the
house, calling. This species nests nearby every year, so courtship seems
very likely.

Rob Mirer
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