Thursday, July 28, 2011
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 28, 2011, 9:24 AM. I caught sight of a mid-sized, grayish colored hawk, that was definitely not a Red Tail, calling for breakfast near the Adelbert All-Weather Lounge on the Red Car Property. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
In the past, I've seen Red Shouldered Hawks in the area between the Adelbert All-Weather Lounge and the Historic Viaduct Footings.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 28, 9:25 AM. The hawk was not as large as a Red Tail, but had a larger head than a Cooper's Hawk, with a fairly short tail. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
The hawk looked just like the one that was flying under the stream of water from my neighbor's garden hose, a couple weeks ago. I'm leaning toward Red Shouldered Hawk on this ID.
Learn more about Red Shouldered Hawks on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website.
This morning, I observed at least 3 species of hawks on the Red Car Property. All seemed to be juvenile hawks calling to be fed. Their constant companions; Mockingbirds. Check back over the next few days for the other hawk species.