Sunday, May 15, 2011

Broad-winged Hawk, another Canon City Riverwalk goodie

I spotted this unusual hawk yesterday morning on the Canon City, CO Riverwalk. Broad-winged Hawks have become quite regular with usually one or more found in spring in the riparian forest area here. Though this hawk looks like an adult, a light supercilium can be seen in the bottom pic (only editing was cropping) which is listed as a juvenal trait by Wheeler in Hawks of Western North America and in Birds of North America online. More pics (supercilium best viewed by clicking on each pic to enlarge) in next post. SeEtta