Red-tailed Hawk @ DRIWR - 01 Apr 2024

Rain was forecasted this morning with clouds the rest of the day, but skies are clear, so I took a quick run down to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge to see if any Common Loons might be around.

I got a late start this morning, but arrived shortly before 10 am. The drive to the fishing pier was quiet. The pier itself had a few fisherman, but most were in boats on the river. No loons on the river.

As I drove out I spotted the juvenile Red-tailed Hawk from Saturday and was able to get some nice pics from inside the car. I didn't stay as another car was behind me. Neither of us seemed to have spooked the bird from its perch.

Detroit River IWR--Refuge Gateway (Humbug Marsh), Wayne, Michigan, US
Apr 1, 2024 9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
14 species

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  40
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  6
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  2
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)  4
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  12
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  6
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2

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