Photo of the Day

October 7, 2010

A hawk perched just outside a fourth-floor window on the southwest corner of Penn Hall on Wednesday. If you can identify the species, please send us an email. Photo by Jim Hale

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In emails and Facebook comments, several people suggested that the bird might be a Red-tailed Hawk.

Others agreed with Kelly Woods Lynch, who thought that it might be an immature Cooper's Hawk: "Could this be him? A little less white than your pic, but otherwise pretty similar." She pointed to this image.

Barb Bittner-Jones ‘81 wondered if it might be a Broad-winged Hawk and sent this link.

Tim Quigg P'14 wrote "Looks like a Sparrow Hawk. Very common to the northeast."

Amanda Andrews suggested the Ferruginous Hawk.

Jim Hale | Posted Oct 08, 2010 11:16 AM