Throw Back Thursday (TBT):
Broad-winged hawk migration is about to peak in Pennsylvania. Perhaps it already has.
Next on the Hawk Watch docket will be lots of sharp-shinned hawks, showing off their attitude as they fly. The peaceful camaraderie of the broad-winged kettle is not for them. Sharpies are just plain ornery!
Read about their attitude in this September 2008 article –> Ornery
(photo by Steve Gosser)
3 thoughts on “Just Plain Ornery”
I saw a Sharpie the other day at lunch time. A small flock of Killdeer took off toward the east none to happy. The Sharpie showed little interest and seemed to be focused more on his southern migration. I suppose he already had his morning meal.
Also, speaking of migration, my observation is that there are many more Monarchs migrating this year. I hope this is true.
Gene, I’ve seen a lot of monarchs too. It’s a relief to see them after a summer without any monarchs!
A few days ago Debbie Kalbfleisch and I were watching a group of Killdeer at a pond in Lawrence County and they all flushed when a Sharpie strafed the pond. Several of the Killdeer then chased away the hawk. The same thing happened to a Red-tailed Hawk in Mercer county a few weeks ago.