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Broad-winged Hawk juvenile | by tapaculo99
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Broad-winged Hawk juvenile

At about one o'clock, some people came up and released this juvenile Broad-winged Hawk that had been rehabilitated earlier this Summer and was all ready to go. The bird was displayed for a few minutes, and then thrown into the air, when in flew directly into the trees and out of sight. The people releasing the bird said that they usually hang out for a while just preening before actually flying off.

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Taken on September 15, 2012