Swainson's Hawk @ Nik & Nik ponds

Observers: K. Duvall & J. Zatorski
Email: jerryzat@verizonmail.com
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Date: 02/05/2006
Time: 06:40 PM -0500


Juvinal bird, with incomplete brown head and neck, motteling on body and wings at leading edge (leading edge of wings clearly lighter than trailing edge), trailing edge somewhat lighter and not very delineated as in adult, tail barred grayish and white. Soaring over head giving excelent looks. According to the Heindel graphs this is a very early bird. Greater White-fronted Goose also seen at Bishop Sewer Ponds hanging out with a pair of CAGO.