buteo (hawk) platypterus (from platys, broad, and pteron, wing)
Thursday, May 1, 1980 — 4:45 pm
Deerfield, Illinois — Trinity College
I was standing on a dirt hill by the baseball diamond looking at my lifer Lark Sparrow when I saw this Broad-winged Hawk. It was flying over, emerging from over the nearby trees heading northwest. It continued on over the field in a direct, flapping flight, only coasting occasionally for short distances.
I watched the hawk until it disappeared. When I looked back to where the Lark Sparrow had been, it was also gone.