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Perhaps you have noticed that birdsong has been a little insipid this spring. The woods have been quieter than usual because the birds are late arriving. I am still waiting for a host of species to show up in my yard, including such staples as Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, and Veery. Of the migrants […]

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Northern Goshawk

Northern Goshawk takes its name from the old English word for goose, a testament to the significant power of this large forest hawk.  It is also known by its curious scientific name Accipiter gentilis, which loosely translated means the gentle or noble hawk. Words for Birds, a fascinating lexicon of North American birds by Edward Gruson […]

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