Monday Morning Mystery 013122
Feb. 2 is Junco Day!

New Red-shoulder in Town?

Photographed this guy (judging by his smalller size) last week by the Celery Farm.

His plumage was so much darker than the Red-shouldered Hawks I usually see in town that I realized he must be a new kid in town.

Haven't seen him since. Asked a New Jersey raptor expert about the darker plumage and he replied: "That is a pretty dark one, but we see a variety of plumages here in Cape May during the winter, occasionally one as dark as yours."