Saturday, February 26, 2011

Owl Woods • February 26

Mary Flood and I birded Owl Woods during the noon hour today. We didn't find any owls, though there were a number of passerines as we first went in. On the way out, we accidentally flushed a sharp-shinned hawk. The ID puzzled us for it was an immature hawk, making it harder to identify. However, Daena Ford, Co-Director of Braddock Bay Raptor Research and a member of the Hawk Migration Association of North America's Board, was able to help me with the pictures I sent her. Thanks, Daena!

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Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Location:     Braddock Bay WMA--Owl Woods
Observation date:     2/26/11
Number of species:     16

Canada Goose     8
Sharp-shinned Hawk     1
Ring-billed Gull     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     3
Downy Woodpecker     4
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Blue Jay     3
American Crow     4
Black-capped Chickadee     6
Tufted Titmouse     2
American Robin     2
European Starling     30
White-throated Sparrow     2
Northern Cardinal     2
American Goldfinch     6
House Sparrow     4

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