This morning September 27, 2012, I was surprised to see the immature
BROAD-WINGED HAWK in the dense riparian area near the group picnic area. I
would have thought this bird would have moved on by now. At one point the
bird actually worked its way up to the trees along the group picnic area
allowing for some fairly nice photos. Strangely, in some lights, the bird's
face pattern appears very close to an immature Gray Hawk (as was mentioned
previously), but I think the tail is too short and the primary projection is
far too long to consider Gray Hawk. Although, I have been unsuccessful at
seeing the rump in flight, and the under wing pattern, from what I have
seen, is no help as it looks good for either species. But, I am quite sure
it is a Broad-winged Hawk even though my experience with immature birds is
admittedly a bit limited.
The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT left fairly early this morning at around 7 AM. And
the only other bird of note was the quick appearance of an Osprey.