Raptor Wednesday

There’s a light blue band on this Red-tailed Hawk, in addition to the regular silver band on the other foot. Don’t see many banded hawks around here.

The bird was one of three seen at the same time. Blue-banded, upper left, is one of the birds building a nest. The immature bird on lower right is not.

Saw my first Osprey of the year at the same time. Wonder where this bird spent the winter? Florida? Colombia? Further south?

Present and accounted for.

2 Responses to “Raptor Wednesday”


  1. 1 Evva March 31, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    So, did the hawk on the lower right act immaturely? Not a birder so can’t tell the difference 😉
    Happy Holiday!!!

    • 2 mthew March 31, 2021 at 6:04 pm

      It takes a year for a Red-tailed Hawk to get its full complement of red-tail feathers. So this bird is still under a year old.


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