Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus

ML371270931


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Michael Rieser
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eBird Checklist S94941968
Carmel River mouth--riverbed riparian (and/or restricted access Odello)
Monterey, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 36.5388, -121.9167 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
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Media notes

Observation details

Light morph juv. While watching two Barn Swallows flying over the riverbed (350 yards downstream of Hwy 1 bridge), this hawk high overhead passing south caught my attention. From the shape, I immediately suspected BWHA and snapped a few distant photos as it wheeled a couple times, then stooped toward the north and out of sight. Relatively small, compact Buteo with characteristic broad wing shape, the wing tips edged with black.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
Lens model
AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
276KB
Dimensions
750 x 600

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