Date: 5/30/19 4:00 am
From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Broad-winged Hawk photos
Great photos Barry and nice feedback by Dave- thanks for sharing!

Tim Rodenkirk
Coos Bay

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 9:34 PM Barry McKenzie <barrymckenzie...>
wrote:

> OBOL-
> Many thanks to those that provided feedback on the Hawk photos I posted
> yesterday.
> The consensus is that the bird is a juv (1-yr old) Broad-winged Hawk.
>
> Specific features to separate imm Broad-winged from imm Red-shouldered
> were discussed by several people.
> I think it would be instructive for OBOLites to read some of that
> discussion.
>
> Dave Irons provided the most concise outline (used here with permission):
> Hi Barry,
> Looks like a one-year old juvenile Broad-winged Hawk to me. Red-shouldered
> and Broad-winged are really the only options and it lacks the extensive
> white in the folded flight feathers and coverts that should be seen on a
> Red-shouldered at this age. On Red-shouldered the dark tail bands are
> typically broader than the light tail bands. The broader terminal dark band
> on the tail favors Broad-winged as well. Nice find!
>
> Aaron Skirvin graciously provided a photo of imm Red-shouldered Hawk for
> comparison.
>
> I’ve posted the photos here for comparison:
> https://barrymckenzie.smugmug.com/Imm-BWHA-vs-imm-RSHA/
>
> I’ve been birding over 40 years and keep learning from my birding friends.
> Cool.
>
> Barry McKenzie
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