The Surveyor

Buteo jamaicensisPerched on an obelisk. Wind-ruffled.Buteo jamaicensisUnruffled by us.Buteo jamaicensisAnd the namesake of an adult Red-Tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis. First year birds will not yet have red-colored tail feathers. But the tell-tale speckled V shape on the back (actually the wings) is another good field mark for the species.

hawk1The same bird, or just as easily another, since there are several resident Red-tails in Brooklyn, over the cemetery once the sun came out.

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3 Responses to “The Surveyor”


  1. 2 Paul Lamb November 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Practically a yard bird out here. Still, nice to see them up close.


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