Saturday, June 10, 2006

Orange-chested in Hartford

Another picturesque redtail nesting site, almost as glamorous as the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. This one is on the north side of the Hartford, CT Superior Courthouse, where a redtail family nested [and sat for photos] in 2000. This nestling was named Justy by the local Hawkwatchers.

A Pale Male relative? Until recently I would have thought so, because of the orange chest. Now, after the discussion has taken so many odd twists and turns, I'm not so sure.