Mon. - Rough legged Hawk hovering over Bromley (Peru)
Tues - Over Bromley Mt. - a large bird with white underside and black tips
on wings. My first thought was Ring-bill Gull which have been moving
through, but this bird was soaring and circling. When it banked, the top
side was brownish. Alas, I forgot to take my binos on the slopes, but my
guess was a white, Red-tail Hawk. Perhaps the bird that has been seen this
winter in Dorset. Any other ideas?
Later that day at my home in E. Dorset... TV and 2 'flap, flap, soar'
birds. Even though I did get binos on these guys, the sky was still bright
and the birds were distant, but 'jiz' gave me heavy bodied accipiters - not
sharpie or coopers of which I have seen many. I'm not sure I have ever IDed
a Goshawk in flight, but that was my guess.
Wed.., a raptor swooped in our yard and perched in tree top long enough for
me to get 'gray bird, face mark, long tail'... definite male Goshawk!
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