Date: 1/24/18 6:52 pm From: Dave Leibert <xdave...> Subject: Rough Legged Hawk, Northampton County
I finally was able to see a rough legged hawk in action early today near the rt 33 and 78 junction along the Lehigh in Northampton country.
This bird bird was gliding at first with a dihedral look to its wings. It was a dark phase and since it was getting towards twilight so it looked all dark. It did the stop on a dime and hover in place thing with its body angled up and the fast and deep wingbeat.
As I was moving along at 50 mph on the ramp to 78 west I couldn't stop to keep watching but it was cool anyway.