Babies On The Golf Course at Santa Rita: Can You Identify Them?
By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
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Donte' Ormsby and I played 18 holes of golf yesterday at the Santa Rita Golf Course south of Tucson, AZ. We had intended to play only nine holes, but you know how that goes. These two young hawks were roosting in a pine tree on the 18th hole. I have a few birding books, but try as I might, I haven't been able to identify them. I got a view of the back of the hawk when one flew into a sycamore tree. The tail is barred, and it's underside has the same creamy yellow that you see on the breast. Active Rain has become my favorite resource for stuff I can't figure out. Can one of you identify them? EDIT: Here's an email from one of our local Audubon Society gurus, Darlene Smyth, with the answer. Darlene has birded extensively in North, Central and South America. Hi Mike, What won...