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 Hi Fernando-

I believe that this is one of the resident Red-shouldered Hawks. Their nest is in a tree next to the river. Nice photo.

Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington

 


 

 

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From: Fernando B.Corrada <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sun, Apr 25, 2010 3:33 pm
Subject: [VTBIRD] Hawk ID


I visited Woodside Natural Reserve in Winooski yesterday morning. At one 
point I heard a hawk near the river bank. The hawk flew to a large tree near 
me and I noticed that it was holding a chipmunk. He proceeded to tear it 
apart and eat it. I was able to get unusually close (<100 ft) and take photos 
for 20 minutes. I saw the bird fly but could not see the upper tail feathers to 
see if they were red as in a Red-tailed Hawk. The other possibilities for id are 

juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk or Broad-winged Hawk. What do you think? By 
the way the voice was similar to a Red-tailed Hawk.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/febco1/4549544903/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/febco1/4550182848/

I also spotted the following:
Northern Flicker 2
Wood Duck 2
Canada Goose 5
Northern Cardinal 3
Cedar Waxwing 5
Common Grackle 7
RW Blackbirds > 20
BC Chickadee 6
American Crow 9
American Goldfinch 5
Tufted Titmouse (heard 2-3)
European Starlings 15
American Tree Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 8
Belted Kingfisher 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker ?2 (heard)

Fernando B. Corrada