Broad-winged Hawk
A Broad-winged Hawk
flies over
Hook Mountain

               Video 1
It is mid-morning, after a night of rain, and this hawk circles over Hook on the developing thermals.

               Video 2
This Broad-winged Hawk seems to be missing primaries P6, P7, and P8. (Try fullscreen.)

   Produced by SEA
Video by Trudy Battaly

Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawks use thermals that form when the earth warms up and the warm air rises.  As the warm air rises it provides lift for these buteos.  Kettles of Broad-wings riding the thermals typically  include from a dozen to several hundred hawks.

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