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Red-tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk in a Tree on the Lunksoos Camps Road in the Maine woods (2014)From a high perch in the forest canopy at the Lunksoos area [ N45° 54′ 26.98″ W68° 36′ 51.69″] of T3 R7 Township in Penobscot County, this Red-tailed hawk is only a short distance from the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

Red-Tailed Hawk in a Tree on the Lunksoos Camps Road in the Maine woods (2014)Red-Tailed Hawk in a Tree on the Lunksoos Camps Road in the Maine woods (2014)

East Branch of the Penobscot River in T3 R7 WELS in the Maine woods (2014)

East Branch of the Penobscot , T3 R7 WELS (’14)

The image lower left (N45° 58′ 23.33″ W68° 22′ 57.55″), while indistinct, shows a key feature of the Red-tailed hawk: its white upper breast.

Most similar hawks have markings up to the throat. From the front the tail appears white or gray, not the signature red color seen in flight.

This image was taken in Crystal, Aroostook County, on a hiking trail near the Thousand Acre Bog. An open area, a preferred habitat, cut for its logs is adjacent to the perch.

Red-tailed Hawk on Cow Team Trail in Crystal in the Maine woods (2014)

Red-tailed Hawk, Cow Team Trail in Crystal (’14)

Logging Yard on Cow Team Trail in Crystal n the Maine woods (2014)

Logging Yard on Cow Team Trail in Crystal (2014)

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