Re: Large accipiter at Vischer Ferry
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At this time of year, a goshawk at VF isn’t that out of the question. Did you get a glimpse of tjrnUndertail coverts? They‘re unstreaked on cooper’s but not on Goshawk. Goshawks show buffy scaling on the upper shoulders, Cooper’s do not. Gos would also look relatively small-headed in comparison with a Coop
On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 5:48 PM Naomi Lloyd via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Not to go all Nelson Briefer on you, but I'd like to hear thoughts on the likelihood of a Northern Goshawk at Vischer Ferry. I saw the bird twice-- first in flight away from me maybe 10 feet off the ground. First impression was a LARGE female Coop, pretty uniformly gray on the back, but with no terminal band on the tail. In a few seconds I didn't have time to notice darkness of the head. About 3:20, shaded by trees, light not good.
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