Date: 1/24/18 7:03 pm From: Christopher Hill (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Something I've never, ever seen before
I’ve never seen that in my life, except once in a photo someone posted, and I was sure the photo was faked. But it wasn’t - it was at a huge chicken farm of some sort in New York, and hawks gathered there in ridiculous numbers, like 10 in one tree and another 5 in the tree next to it.
Was stopped in a long traffic line on 544 this a.m. and noticed a bunch of large birds all flying to this one tree. As I grabbed my bins, I was shocked to see so many Red-tail Hawks together. I had no idea they traveled like that. I now know that it is called a “cast of Hawks” Most seemed to be adults but there were quite a few immatures. When I say a large amount, I had to stop counting at 22 cause the traffic was on the move. Truly a first for me. Do they usually do this in the winter months or has anyone else come across this?
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