Around 50 minutes ago, a SHARPSHINNED HAWK landed on a branch next to a bird feeder just outside our kitchen window. Stayed for about 20 minutes and left hungry. Flew towards the other end of the house but out of sight. Probably a young bird as it was not very red on the breast. Within a few minutes, a buteo landed on a cedar down by Rte 89. Its head was rather white, just like the juvenile Swainson's in Sibley, but the feathers on the back were speckled white like a red-tail, so I will call it a Red-Tail with a whitish head. The tail was plain but not red, so I will call it a juvenile Red-Tail with a whitish head. So there you go.
BTW, we have not seen a Sharpie here in a decade. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --