Almost certainly one of ours, quite possibly one of our residents. We have six pairs of resident red tails and many, but not all, of these birds have wing tags that help with year round monitoring.
On Mar 6, 2017 12:33 PM, "Lars Per Norgren" <larspernorgren...> wrote:
> * > > When captured at the airport, Red-tails are outfitted with orange plastic > wing markers to help track them after their release at some distant site. > This bird apparently came back to the general area but has stayed out of > the way of the Port of Portland. > With a scope you would probably see an alpha-numeric code on the "patagial > marker". Lars > On Mar 6, 2017, at 12:22 PM, Bob Burley wrote: > > For the last year or more i've seen off and on this hawk on the power > lines or fences at the West end of airport.The hawk looks like a redtail > with bright rust orange patch on each wing. Seen as it's perched > I have never looked at it thru binoculars it has always been as I have > been driving by. > Has anyone else seen or know of this bird. > Bob > > >