Friday, September 29, 2006

Name that bird

Time: July
Location: Rockport, Ill.

First person to name that bird correctly can receive one of two books: Flyways: A Celebration of Waterfowl and Wetlands by Gary Kramer or Wings Over Montana: A Celebration of Wild Birds by Donald M. Jones.
Guesses in the Comments, please. The winner will be notified on Monday.

Have a great weekend!


Blogger Leigh said...

Ok, this was harder than it looked Amy! My initial thought before really looking at the photo was female harrier, but I think the face lacks that facial disk they have. So after looking at it longer I thought maybe a juvenile buteo of some sort. The light eye, the lack of streaking under the neck, the blackish primaries, and the pale yellowish legs led me to my final choice.

My guess is juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. =)

September 30, 2006 10:58 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

broad-winged hawk.

September 30, 2006 11:45 AM  
Blogger I brake for birds! said...

Northern Goshawk (juvenile?)

September 30, 2006 10:44 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Congrats, Leigh! Let me know which book you'd like!

October 02, 2006 5:14 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Yay! That took quite a bit of time pouring over my Sibley, haha. I'm interested in the Flyways: Waterfowl and Wetlands book =)

October 03, 2006 9:15 PM  
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