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Red Tailed Hawk Sighting

Posted by Marla Davidson,
North Country explorer from Warren, Vermont
October 8, 2016

Took a very long wrong turn on the way to Vermont for the weekend, but the accidental detour paid off with an up-close red-tailed hawk encounter. It was either flying very low or on the road when we came over a slight hill, then swooped up and over our windshield, just missing the car. Got a great look at its outstretched wings (speckled/barred), white belly, and rust-colored tail.