Woodward Rough-legged Hawks

Drew Weber1 Comment

This afternoon I headed to the eastern edge of Centre County to look for the Rough-legged Hawks that Joe Verica has been reporting around Woodward. It didn’t take long to find a couple light morphs but the real treat was two dark morph Roughlegs that were sharing a branch for a couple minutes.

It’s been pretty incredible how many Roughlegs are around this year; I found 6 light morphs and 2 dark morphs today in Centre County. This brings my total for the county to around 11 this year. It’s a bit hard keeping track of exactly how many Roughlegs are around since, at least close to State College, they seem to be moving around between different areas.

Light morph Rough-legged Hawk

Light morph Rough-legged Hawk

Dark morph Rough-legged Hawk

Dark morph Rough-legged Hawk

Dark morph Rough-legged Hawk

a pair of dark morph Rough-legged Hawks