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Seen December 30, midday, Stratford, CT (at Stratford Point, on LI Sound.) A Northern Harrier spotted about ten minutes earlier. Tentatively ID'd as immature Red-shouldered Hawk, but wondering if it might be broad-winged? Did not see it well in flight; it flew low, behind branches and landed again a short distance away.

Appreciate any advice! Thanks.





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It’s a juv, right?


Why not?  I don't see any adult feathers, but I could be missing something and I don't know much about molt times, etc. @Tony Leukering is the one to asking about aging birds.

Actually, I think you are right. See the first page of this; https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/27-43 OB Vol 18%231 Apr2000.pdf.

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