Nows your chance to get a close-up of a peregrine falcon, broad-winged hawk
, red-shouldered hawk plus great horned, barn, barred, snowy, and screech owls.
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.
Migrating hawks include the Broad-winged Hawk
and Swainson's Hawk.
You see, we need someone to carry him and since you are a broad-winged hawk
, we thought that Franky may be able to stay on your back without slipping off."
argentatus), Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis), Guanay Cormorant (Phalacrocorax bougainvillea), Blyth's Tragopan (Tragopan blythi), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), Broad-winged Hawk
(Buteo platypterus), Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii), Merlin (Falco columbarius), and American Robin (Turdus migratorius).
About 250 bird species, including such songbirds as the dainty Cerulean warbler, shorebirds like the buff-breasted sandpiper, and soaring raptors like the broad-winged hawk
, escape the harsh northern winter by flying south of the U.S.
Predators--great blue heron, broad-winged hawk
, gray jay, and common raven--were seen in the immediate vicinity of the pond, perhaps taking advantage of the prey base of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and small mammals."
Stillman staff will also present a peregrine falcon, broad-winged hawk
, and red-shouldered hawk.
Fly-fishing the West River by the West Hill Dam this spring, I noticed a broad-winged hawk
carrying off a water snake that it caught sunning on a warm rock.
Visitors, who are encouraged to bring a camera, can meet the owls -- great horned, barn, screech, barred and snowy; and the hawks -- a broad-winged hawk
, a peregrine falcon, a red-shouldered hawk; as well as a turkey vulture.
The most commonly seen bird in the region is the broad-winged hawk
. Other daily visitors are likely to include: northern harrier, bald eagles, sharp-shinned hawks, Cooper's hawks, turkey vultures, merlins and peregrine falcons.
For those of us who know and admire them, wild, native snakes, like the water snake I saw being carried off by a hungry broad-winged hawk
along the West River this week, always provide a moment of privileged excitement.