No band on its leg. Its tail was this lush almost amber hue - definitely
adult. I don't know about male versus female. It definitely seemed big, but
I've never seen one that close before so I'm not sure. I'll have to go back
and take measurements.
On 16 January 2012 10:23, Adam Welz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> did you check the hawk for a leg band?
> From: Teage O'Connor <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Sunday, 15 January 2012, 23:21
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Dead red-tailed hawk and pair of Ravens - Burlington
> Pair of ravens flying over Colchester Ave in Burlington today - I'm think
> it might be the pair that nested year in the spring. Plus a dead red-tailed
> hawk frozen about an inch and a half into the ice on top of the Winooski
> River, wings still pliable though - any thoughts on how long rigor mortis
> might last in a hawk? It seemed like it had probably been dead for a few
> days and had snow on top of its body from the day before. The feathers were
> pretty tattered and the bill was way more green than I would have expected.
> I've never seen one so up close and was struck by how meaty that hallux is.
> I'd be happy to take folks out to see it if interested.
> Teage O'Connor
> Naturalist Educator
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