Several seen perching near farmhouse. No photo.
24 Oct 2011.
Tuckerton Marshes, Ocean Co, NJ.
Recorrido de campo
Heard calling nearby
flying overhead - flying parallel to but not interested in a feral pigeon; handy for being able to confidently distinguish from one of them
The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that contains the diurnal birds of prey. The Falconiformes have long been thought to represent a natural evolutionary grouping, but three recent studies of their DNA suggest that their similarities are convergent. In each study, falcons are related to songbirds and parrots, and the hawks, eagles, and vultures are closer to woodpeckers and kingfishers.