Date: 7/8/17 11:49 am From: Amy Henrici <henriciac...> Subject: Broad-winged hawks, Deer Lakes Park, Allegheny, County
We had an interesting hawk sighting Around mid-morning while walking on the gravel road at DLP. We heard a couple of Broad-winged hawks calling close by. I just got them in my binoculars close overhead, when they loosely joined talons and somersaulted about two times and then separated. Pat also got a good look at them. Later we saw three Broad-winged hawks soaring together. They were briefly joined by a Red-shouldered Hawk, who was missing most of the outer portion of his tail. We once saw Bald Eagles somersaulting but never before had we seen hawks exhibit this behavior.