Saturday, January 3, 2009

Tucson winter 2008-09

15 November 2008 - We arrived in Tucson on November 15. At after sun-down a large raptor came over head at about 75-100 feet elevation. The bird was pumping slowly with pointed wing tips. The wings were long and quite thin. The tail was long for a buteo. If this bird was a female Goshawk, then it is a Goshawk with a very short tail. I glassed the bird- it appeared the ventral areas were of a light color, i.e., gray. The bird was probably a female Goshawk. In the morning I will track to where the bird headed and try to photograph the perched bird.

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