Friday, April 3, 2009


Snow today, heavy at times, kept a lid on hawk migration over Whitefish Point. Only a couple of presumed resident Bald Eagles were seen. Both birds landed in the dunes, where earlier several Ravens also had stooped down, probably on a carcass.

A few days ago, I posted a photo here of an immature accipiter, which I called a Northern Goshawk. Well, as some of my readers may have wondered, if that was a gos, it certainly was an unusual one. For anyone interested in hawk identification, a fairly detailed discussion of that bird, with additional photos in support of the ID, can be found on my other blog. I still think it's a gos, but I'm interested in hearing other people's opinions of this bird.


  1. This blog is awesome. I am currently one of the counters up at Hook Mountain in New York. I have only been up one day this spring and we had a 25+ red shoulder day!

  2. Thanks for the compliment, BirdBoy! Nice that you were lucky to catch that redshoulder flight - they're such handsome birds. Good luck with the count at Hook Mountain this spring!