Can you identify this bird?
November 24, 2012 12:49 PM Subscribe
I'd like to identify this bird
. Can you help? It was perched last week in woods southwest of Boston.
posted by cribcage to Science & Nature (6 answers total)
From shooting distance I thought it might be an owl, but zoomed-in it looks like a hawk. It seems larger than the hawks we usually see around here, but there also seems to have been more hawks around in the past couple years so I guess it might make sense to see larger ones, too. I tried poking around two "What bird?" websites plus Mass Audubon looking for similar photos, and I found enough to indicate that it probably is a hawk but not enough to confirm what species. Being colorblind isn't helpful.
Here is the original photo
. Thanks in advance!