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Weekly Review of Raptor ID's

28 July 2014 Written by
Here are a few pics sent to me last week, and two older photos (06, 07) I was given permission to post. Let's see if we can ID them as a group....all of these photos were taken in the month of July except 07, which was taken in December-February (not…

A Fish Story

24 July 2014 Written by
My friend Larry just sent me a photo of an Osprey from Oregon carrying an eel, and it reminded me of a story from late September, 1994. I was the hawk counter at Cape May Point, NJ just going about my business trying to count birds as best I could.…

...another Golden season

22 July 2014 Written by
Several times throughout the season, usually around the camp fire, we would discuss how lucky we are to have a job as exciting and interesting as putting GPS transmitters on the backs of Golden Eagles. I understand this mustn't make much sense to you. It's usually only through photos that…

A Neat Harlan's Record

21 July 2014 Written by
Check out this juvenile Harlan's. It was caught at Braddock Bay, NY in the spring of 2003 (where I spent the spring of 1994, 1996, and 1997, and would love to get back to). This is a rare occurrence that far East, but there are a few records. The neat…

Hawk tail feathers

19 July 2014 Written by
Someone (who has a permit to hold onto feathers) shared this raptor tail with me. He knew exactly what hawk it came from because the hawk had passed away (sadly), and asked me if I could guess what species the feathers were from. I thought I'd share the feathers with…

Hawk Behaviors

16 July 2014 Written by
Why are California and Florida Red-shoulders are so tame compared to Eastern Red-shoulders. It is an interesting question, and one that is really difficult to answer. I've heard theories over the years on why certain birds are "tamer" than others but none of the theories ever made exact sense. Some…