Month: September 2009

Broad-winged Bonanza!

By Derek Stoner, Education Program Assistant        September 19, 2009 It’s just a hawk.  It looks rather unremarkable and you’d probably not give it a long look like you’d accord a majestic Bald Eagle or Peregrine Falcon. But this species of hawk, the Broad-winged, holds a special secret.  Each September,  these normally-solitary woodland hawks head southward on their migration to wintering …

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Slumbering ‘Coon, Waking Broad-wingeds

By Derek Stoner, Education Program Assistant Walking along the beautiful Burrows Run, with its clean and clear water, we admired the cascade flowing over the remnants of a dam.  Past activities of humans still slow the flow of the stream, long after the mill has disappeared. On Wednesday our birding group visited a lovely estate just two …

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