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Great Black Hawk in Biddeford Maine!

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Absolutely amazing! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get up there.

I think it'll probably be accepted based on that underwing analysis!

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I should note here that the Great Black Hawk is still around (now up in Portland, ME).  It has also been confirmed as the same bird that was first seen in S. Padre Island Texas! 

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On 12/4/2018 at 6:58 AM, asque2000 said:

I should note here that the Great Black Hawk is still around (now up in Portland, ME).  It has also been confirmed as the same bird that was first seen in S. Padre Island Texas! 

Wow! So this hawk has been moving around a lot!

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On 12/16/2018 at 4:21 PM, redcoot said:

Wow! So this hawk has been moving around a lot!

Yeah, unfortunately it's time has come... It was found on the ground barely alive a couple days ago. Rehabber noted it had frostbite on it's feet and possibly some other issues. We'll see what the fate is, there's a big debate if it recovers if it should be released in Maine, taken south, kept in a zoo/wildlife park, or euthanized. We'll see how it plays out. Bummer deal, but it lasted a LOT longer than expected here and this wasn't the first cold snap it went through. https://www.wmtw.com/article/maines-cold-climate-proves-too-much-for-rare-hawk/25979374

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