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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Beacon Hill office bird-watching.

Red-tailed hawk on Beacon HillCoworkers alerted me to the hawk perched on the iron railing outside their office window this afternoon, so I took a few pictures and gawked. This is my favorite. And, no, I have no plans to start a Tuesday Bird Blogging feature; I can hardly keep up with the Friday Middle English Recipe Blogging. (Sorry, Fausto.)

Bird-watching readers: Is this really a falcon?

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 20 September 2005 at 6:00 PM

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September 20, 2005 06:20 PM | Permalink for this comment

You were trying to keep up?

Fortunately, as it is written, man does not live by Middle English recipes alone.


September 20, 2005 06:38 PM | Permalink for this comment

Looks like a red-tailed hawk. The markings look right, and falcons don't usually have a tail-spread like that.


September 23, 2005 01:52 PM | Permalink for this comment

It's an immature light-morph red-tailed hawk who's just come into adult plumage this summer. It visits my balcony regularly. I thought it was a falcon until it kept growing and turned stripey. I've seen it eat a squirrel. It almost fell off the head of the statue outside my office when it fell asleep there last week. I'm rather fond of it. Any name suggestions?

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