Riverside Fledgling Rediscoved
Riverside Dad

New Kid On The Block

Much to the surprise of those of us hawk watching on late Sunday afternoon, a second, unrelated juvenile was in the park.  While this isn't unusual this time of year, as young hawks go exploring, it certainly was unexpected.

This young hawk is less bulky than the Riverside youngster.  It doesn't have the linebacker like shoulders of the Riverside hawk, has a tail that seems to rest in two groups, and has very different head markings.

But it will certainly change how we observe the hawks in the park.  When someone says, I saw the young hawk, we'll now have to ask, "Which one?".

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