Date: 9/11/17 9:42 am
From: Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
Subject: Re: hawk in Tudek Park
A Red tailed Hawk is far more likely than Goshawk.

Ron Rovansek, Stormstown.


> On Sep 11, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Kathleen Domenig <subscriptions...> wrote:
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> We spotted a large hawk in the meadow at Tudek Park yesterday. It was in the high grass and looked about the size of a groundhog. There was, in fact, a real groundhog very near by, so we got a decent size comparison.
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> At first we thought it was a groundhog, but I happened to have binoculars with me. Couldn't get a good view, but it looked kinda grey and pointy-headed for a groundhog, with a lighter colored chest.
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> When it took off and flew low (a sure sign that it was not a groundhog ;-) it proved to have more brown striped-ness to it.
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> It stayed low and hung around on the grass. At some point, it seemed to pounce on something, but apparently didn't get it - or else devoured it almost immediately.
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> Closest image I can find is a northern goshawk. Is that feasible?
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> Kathleen Domenig
> State College, PA
 
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