• Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America & Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America: A Field Guide Review

    9 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    A bird of prey showed up in the tiny park across the boulevard from me yesterday, setting himself down on a park bench and ignoring a crowd of socially-distanced smart phone wielding photographers. He became the social media hit of the day: “A Peregrine Falcon in Forest Hills!” people proclaimed. “A Cooper's Hawk named Sam!” my neighbor insisted. “No,” my birder friends and I chided gently, “This is a Red-tailed Hawk. See the belly band? See the white vee pattern on the back? Only a Red-tailed Hawk has these features.” I was puzzled by what seemed like a universal lack of knowledge about...
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