Among our various local raptors, there are two that are almost mutually exclusive: the Osprey and the Rough-legged Hawk. The Osprey hunts over water in the warm months; the Rough-legged Hawk hunts over land in the cold months. Although each spends a half year here, the one might never have encountered the other.
The Osprey begins arriving from the Tropics in April and returns in September. It lives on fish. This picture was taken last June 15th.
The Rough-legged Hawk begins arriving from the Arctic in September and returns in April. It lives on rodents. This picture was taken November 7th (yesterday).