Date: 3/4/17 9:50 am From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999...> Subject: [obol] tagged Red-tailed hawk "9P" near 99W far north Benton Co 2-28-2017
I first spotted this Red-tailed hawk with orange patagial tags reading "9P" from 99W at mile 72 which is just north of the Benton County/ Polk County line. Most of the photos were taken about 1/8 mile east along the driveway/conifer treeline that runs east from 99W near that point.
Poor bird! Those tags are seriously spoiling the airflow over the wings and decreasing the bird's fitness.
I haven't yet submitted a report through the usual channels but will later today.