At the time the Pequod was making good speed through the water; but as the broad-winged
windward stranger shot nigh to her, the boastful sails all fell together as blank bladders that are burst, and all life fled from the smitten hull.
As for Maggie, she had no distinct thought, only the sense of a presence like that of a closely hovering broad-winged
bird in the darkness, for she was unable to look up, and saw nothing but Minny's black wavy coat.
Of a sudden the house they had bought for a whim stood up as she had never seen it before, low-fronted, broad-winged
, ample, prepared by course of generations for all such things.
Now's your chance to get a close-up of a peregrine falcon, broad-winged
or red-shouldered hawks, plus great horned, barn, barred, screech, and snowy owls.
At Cape Henlopen, osprey and sharp-shinned hawks crossing Delaware Bay often dominate the scene, and at Ashland, there are times of year that broad-winged
hawks come through in the thousands.
Operation Condor, named after the broad-winged
birds of the Andes, was coordinated from a joint information center at the headquarters of Chile's notorious secret police in Santiago.
But those sightings are all numerically dwarfed by the enormous broad-winged
hawk migration of nearly two million birds that usually occurs in our region this coming week.
At Derby Hill, up to 16,000 broad-winged
hawks have been observed in a single day
Six other recently documented, but rare species for Alabama, are also discussed: Appalachian tiger swallowtail, Hessel's hairstreak, brown elfin, white-checkered skipper, broad-winged
skipper, and cobweb skipper.
Hematologic values were compiled from 71 red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), 54 Eastern screech owls (Megascops asio), 31 Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii), 30 great-horned owls (Bubo virginianus), 28 barred owls (Strix varia), 16 bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and 12 broad-winged
hawks (Buteo platypterus).
In September of that year, Cowart reported that he had seen saw 10,000 broad-winged
hawks in one day.
The other common group are Buteos, which include the familiar broad-winged
soaring birds like red-tailed, rough-legged and broad wing hawks--and their name in Latin means "buzzard" which they assuredly aren't.