|Date: ||Sat, 26 Apr 2008 02:57:11 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Pete Followill <sebdan@EXCITE.COM>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Pete Followill <sebdan@EXCITE.COM>|
|Subject: ||Injured/deformed Red-shouldered Hawk @ CSNP (Dekalb Co.)|
I was finally able Friday to drag my carcass out of bed in time to get in
some morning birding at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve here in Decatur. It
was nice to see water and wood ducks once again. My highlight was a pair
of Hooded Warblers in an otherwise uneventful morning (although I probably
missed some stuff by ear).
On my way out of the preserve, I happened to look up and see a Red-
shouldered Hawk perched high in a tree along the trail leading to the
pond. Long story short, the hawk was perching on its right talon and
holding its left talon in front of its breast. The talon was curled and
appeared withered. The hawk otherwise looked healthy.
Also got a quick view of an accipiter in flight, but couldn't tell whether
it was a Sharpie or Cooper's. Does anyone know which one might be more
likley at this time of year/location?
Decatur / Dekalb Co.
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