Monday, May 6, 2013

And another Broad-winged Hawk today, a second light morph


Wow, I spotted another Broad-winged Hawk this morning soaring over Canon City. It was a light morph, and obvious adult (tail banding),  the second of those this year. I believe the two sightings of dark morphs were different birds, first one an adult and second one a subadult--so that makes 4 Broad-winged Hawks so far this migration season. I usually only see one each year. Wish it meant the population is doing well but is more likely some other reason like winds aloft pushing them closer to the mountains (into Fremont County) or that they are coming this way to avoid the more severe drought on the southeastern plains. SeEtta