Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tiny Hawk in a Big World

Well helloooooo.

I have been rained out for the past several days (it's the wet season), and haven't banded.  I haven't been taking photos, and haven't really been doing all that much of anything.  I just wanted to post these cool photos of a Tiny Hawk we caught several days ago.  This Accipiter is even smaller than Sharp-shinned Hawk, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in rowdiness.  It's a hard bird to see, and a rare bird in our nets.  What a treat.  Hope you enjoy these great photos by my banding partner Sara Estrada.
Tiny Hawk (Accipiter superciliosus) by Sara Estrada.  Captured and banded at Cano Palma, Tortuguero, Costa Rica.