Our visitor from the tundra showed up on the trail camera ... the Rough-legged Hawk. I thought I heard one screeching the other day.
They are quite the majestic bird. Because of their size alone they are often mistaken as juvenile eagles. They have a wingspan of up to 54 inches. The Rough-legged Hawk, also known in some areas as the Rough-legged Buzzard spends it's spring and summer / breeding season way WAY up north as you can see by the map. We see them every winter as they love checking out our carcass pile of beaver that Dear Hubby puts out from trapping. I imagine they love that fat rich protein after such a long trip south.
They really have a large winter range. Do you have them by you? If not, toss a beaver carcass out in the woods... they will come.
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.