Date: 12/2/18 5:59 am
From: Nick Tepper <nicholastepper6739...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Evening Grosbeaks, Highway Hawkwatch, and Great Black Hawk
Jim,

Had the opportunity presented itself, I think tails would have become
“tails-for-take-a-trip-to-Portland”.

Nick

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 1:19 AM Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> wrote:

> Nick, what if your coin had come up tails? Would you have said "tails -
> for - hawk" too??? Jim
>
> On 12/1/2018 11:28 PM, Nick Tepper wrote:
> > Hi Massbirders,
> >
> > Just before midday today, I photographed and recorded five Evening
> > Grosbeaks in Stow, MA. My grandmother said she hadnt seen them in town
> for
> > nearly 20 years!
> >
> > Riding my train of luck, I flipped a coin to decide if I should go to
> work
> > or chase the Great Black Hawk. The coin landed on “heads- for- hawk”,
> and I
> > departed for Portland. On my two hour drive up on 495N to 95N to 295N, I
> > partook in a Highway Hawkwatch of sorts resulting in:
> >
> > Red-tailed 14
> > Red-shouldered 1
> > Cooper’s 1
> > Turkey Vulture 23
> > Bald Eagle 3
> > Barred Owl 2 (dead)
> > Great Horned Owl 1 (dead)
> > Common Raven 2
> >
> > Finally, I made it to Deering Park, and joined a large group of birders
> > respectfully observing the immature Great Black Hawk. The hawk seemed
> > unphased by the crowd, and seemed content heating itself in the sun. This
> > resulted in some spectacular views. Hopefully it will fly south soon, and
> > maybe even stop in MA on the way!
> >
> > On my way home, thousands of crows flying to roost in Andover.
> >
> > A great day to be a birder,
> >
> > Nick Tepper
> > Stow, MA
> >
>
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