Darin’s Monday Photo: Hawk at Poplar Beach


Posted by on Mon, August 20, 2007

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Darin Boville
Coastsider presents a weekly publication-quality photo of the Coastside. Our goal is to provide the community with photos they can reuse as as desktop backgrounds, screen savers, cards, or to print for display. Click to download large-size version. Copyright © 2007 by Darin Boville. FREE for personal use.

Cool!

Anyone know what kind of hawk it is?

Sure looks proud of himself!

It’s a juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk.  And interestingly, it has been banded!  Take a close look at the aluminum band on the right leg.  Very cool.  I am better at hawks than I am with the sharks. ;-)

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Fri, August 24, 2007 4:31pm
Deb Wong
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That is one FAT hawk!  Must be good eatin’s ‘round those parts.

It lives/lived in the dead tree in the field near the Poplar Beach parking lot. I don’t know who banded it—anyone?

Also, if you look closely at the image (especially the larger version) you can see that it was raining fairly heavily.

—Darin

Wow I didn’t know I could click and get a larger picture! There’s the band alright. Awesome!