Tussey Mountain Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 7
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Hermit Thrush. Note the brownish back with rufous tail.
Yellow-rumped Warbler. Note the yellow rump, white throat, and thin warbler bill.
Double-crested Cormorants, typically fly in loose flocks. Note their black forms with
Common Loon. Its head is to the top of the picture. A common view at area hawk watches,
but bottom-side view not so common elsewhere.
Osprey, the flying M.
Also a Red-shouldered Hawk. From below, see the crescents on the outer edge of wings. It is
also slimmer than the other buteos.
Sharp-shinned Hawk. Note the rounded wings and squared-off tail.
Northern Harrier. Note the white rump, long tail, and slightly-upturned wings
Broad-winged Hawk. You might think that the translucent patches are the crescents of a
Red-shouldered Hawk. However, it has the broad bands and squat appearance of a broad-wing.
I think that the translucence is due to molt. You don't see this in the fall.
Red-tailed Hawk. Note the broad wings, belly band, and reddish tail.