Raptor Wednesday

A Red-shouldered Hawk.
Immature. No red “shoulders” yet.
But a smattering of russet under the wing.
And a touch of red to the tail feathers, too.
Like an immature Cooper’s, this immature Red-shouldered has streaking all the way down the front. Red-tailed Hawks usually have a band of streaking across just the belly.

It’s fairly unusual to see a Red-shouldered in the center of Brooklyn in the non-migration seasons. This one has been around for a few weeks. It was seen yesterday, too.

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