he was hiding in this tree before taking off
black, big bird with red face
There was a Red-tailed Hawk resting on this light post. I think it was the same one that was seen last week.
Temperature: 48 degrees F
Mature circling over the road.
The Accipitriformes is an order that has been proposed to include most of the diurnal birds of prey: hawks, eagles, vultures, and many others, about 225 species in all. For a long time, the majority view has been to include them with the falcons in the Falconiformes, but some authorities have recognized a separate Accipitriformes. A recent DNA study has indicated that falcons are not closely related to the Accipitriformes, being instead related to parrots and...