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A fledgling hawk on the mixed coniferous/deciduous forest floor.
Forest near wetland and meadows.
I could hear a parent calling from some nearby trees.
A-ha!! That's the other hawk we don't have in Colorado...the Broad-Winged and the Red-Shouldered are not found here at all...glad you figured it out! ;-)I'd love you to add this spotting to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...
Really nice Fledgling!
It's a Broad-winged Hawk as identified by the call of the parent.
Going to have to agree with Christy on this one. I believe Red-shouldered Hawks have an evenly streaked pattern down the breast, whereas Red-tailed Hawks have a dark belly band.
I would say Red-Shouldered Hawk...doesn't look like a Red-Tail...no classic belly band or dark leading-edge of the wing...I won't say I'm positive though!!!
i like how in the first photo it looks like he's trying to show off, like he's trying to prove he's ferocious and you should mess with him.Very reminiscent of a Red-Tailed Hawk Fledgling, that white patch directly behind it's upper mandible and those big yellow legs and feet not to mention it's coloration.
Lat: 42.82, Long: -71.56
Spotted on Jul 20, 2012 Submitted on Jul 20, 2012