Friday, April 29, 2011

Broad-winged Hawk - Surveying The Forest

In the pine forest at Proud Lake State Recreation Area - Commerce Twp., MI
I went in search of the Pileated Woodpecker at Proud Lake State Recreation area, however, when the woodpecker would not show itself, I came across a Broad-winged Hawk that landed in a pine tree high above me, and a few steps from where I was standing. I was able to quietly walk up to the bird and get a few precious photographs. I was able to capture one flight shot, verifying the dark tail banks, however, the quality is less than spectacular. A life bird for me to add to my life list and to the e-bird web-site.

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