Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Hawk in Vermont in May


Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, Nighthawk01 said:

I first though Red-tailed, but after looking closer, it’s a young Red-shouldered.

It's definitely not a Red-tailed, but what makes you say RS over BW?

Edit- Sniped again!

Edited by akiley
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like BW here due to the pattern of the tail bands (subtle, but I believe it supports BW here) and the breast pattern.  If you look closely, the breast pattern I'm seeing looks like the beginnings of the typical pattern that adult BW show.  It's hard for me to explain, but I'm definitely getting a BW impression here. 

Edited by akiley
Typo
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

In Northern New England / Great Lakes, Broad-winged Hawks are quite common - in large areas of contiguous forest, certainly much more numerous than any other buteo - while Red-shouldered Hawks can be fairly difficult to find.

Red-shouldered Hawks are much more common in the south east part of their range and in California.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...