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Broad-winged Hawk

May 23, 2021

The Broad-winged Hawk is common in the mild seasons in Nova Scotia but uncommon in the winter after most move further south. It often returns to its same rough nest site year after year. The high pitched screech of this buteo is unmistakable. It is commonly found around water but soars widely looking for prey.

Back lit high photos are typical of this species. They are found in large numbers on Brier Island, Nova Scotia, in the fall.

Broad-winged Hawk

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