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Friday, March 2, 2007

Roadside Red-shouldered Hawk

A good 'raptor' week! Dark morph Rough-legged Buzzard, Goshawk, Short-eared Owl and then this beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk, right next to the busy Highway 9 west of Newmarket. Although the species is known to breed in nearby woodland, it is still quite a rare bird at this time of year.

Red-shouldered Hawk