Hawks at Jordan Dam Today; Whew, 3 species!!!!!
I had spent all winter trying to get a photo of the first hawk in this group of Buteo hawks.
Buteo hawks are all called broad-winged hawks which is confusing because in the group there is a Broad-Winged Hawk!
This morning a medium-sized hawk appeared from the hill above the dam: it was my elusive Broad-winged hawk.
Often confused with the red-shouldered hawk and even though it is fairly common,
is dismissed as a red-shouldered hawk and we don’t look twice.
Note the broad white tail stripe and the distinct black band that edges the trailing edge of the wing from wing-tips to body.
Looks very similar doesn’t it! But this hawk doesn’t have the broad black band lining the trailing edge of the wing.
BTW this is a juvenile; the other 2 hawks in this group are adults and that can add to the identification problems.
All 3 birds are similar, in part because of the body shape and broad-wings.
Look back at the wings of all three hawks.
Note just how much distance there is from leading edge to trailing edge of the wing: BROAD WINGS indeed!
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Great shots. Thanks. Judy
On Sat, May 25, 2019, 9:56 PM doc ellen’s journey wrote:
> neighdoctor posted: ” Hawks at Jordan Dam Today; Whew, 3 species!!!!! I > had spent all winter trying to get a photo of the first hawk in this group > of Buteo hawks. Buteo hawks are all called broad-winged hawks which is > confusing because in the group there is a Broad-Winged” >
I now have images that I can use when spotting roadside hawks. I may have to settle on, “That’s a hawk!” so I don’t cause a problem. I have seen at least one on the last several trips to visit Mom.
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It is perfectly fine to say HAWK!!!!!