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Old 11-15-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Outdoors: Hawks a spectacle in September

Outdoors: Hawks a spectacle in September
Mark Blazis
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

http://www.telegram.com/article/2012...MN10/109189842
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Mid-September is hawk-watching time, the most thrilling wild phenomenon of the year for thousands of raptor observers. Raptor means robber, and these birds of prey which plunder and pillage from the sky now steal hearts and imaginations, too, as they fly south in a dramatic display rivaling the world’s greatest migrations.

Black, eagle-sized turkey vultures are soaring like drunken pilots, unstably rocking in the wind from side to side with wings held up in a shallow V. Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s hawks — trailing long, thin, banded tails — are racing in straight lines with a distinctive rhythm of...
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