BirdWatch: Rough-legged Hawk

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John Tschopp reports this week that it sounded like spring in his yard.

The dominant song came from Varied Thrushes. There were also: Red-winged Blackbirds, Evening Grosbeaks, Steller’s Jays, Purple Finches, Pine Siskins, Juncos, Black-capped Chickadees, Northern Flickers, a Downy Woodpecker, a Hairy Woodpecker and a Robin.

Plus, he spent some time admiring, and wondering about, the migrational habits of the rough-legged hawk (last spotted locally in December, and perhaps on its way back north?)

Is this nice Rough-legged Hawk already migrating back to the tundra ?
It was next to the Meadow Rd. today and slowed down my progress to town considerably. The rough legs are visible, feathers down to the feet, in the detail picture.

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