Hi all, On a related note, I saw a beautiful Rough-legged Hawk right up the road from this location yesterday around 4:00 PM. It was flying high over the field at the corner of Game Farm Road and Ellis Hollow Road.
Kevin From: bounce-125328763-3494...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-125328763-3494...@list.cornell.edu> On Behalf Of David Nicosia Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:41 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red-Tailed Hawk borealis vs abieticola subspecies Stevenson Road Game Farm Today All, I spent some time watching the numerous RED-TAILED HAWKs on Stevenson Road over the Game Farm. Two subspecies (I believe) were present (see photos in ebird report). <goog_2067466959> https://ebird.org/checklist/S79764223 I noticed much darker markings on some RED-TAILED HAWKs which I believe are the abieticola subspecies or "northern" RED-TAILED HAWK. There were many with lighter markings which is the borealis subspecies that nests here and is our "eastern" RED-TAILED HAWK. This is kind of backwards since "boreal" usually means north! In any event, this is a neat place to study RED-TAILED HAWKS since there are so many here! I have seen a few abieticola subspecies in Broome County but there seemed to be at least several here. There was also a large flock of EUROPEAN STARLINGs of which I found 4 BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS. They are not rare but neat to see in winter. I also enjoyed seeing the many TURKEY VULTURES, again not rare here, but quite rare in Broome County in winter. I didn't see any BLACK VULTURES which are being seen here regularly. I didn't go to the compost piles opting to stay on Stevenson road. Best, Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- 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/ --