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: > > 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. > > 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. > > 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. > > 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. > > Closest image I can find is a northern goshawk. Is that feasible? > > > > > Kathleen Domenig > State College, PA