Date: 3/18/17 8:46 am
From: Owen Schmidt <oschmidt...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Red-tailed Hawk, Stanfield Meadows Rd (Umatilla Co.)

……. search for rufous phase Red-tailed Hawk. I’ve only seen one pair like this in Oregon. One example here:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

> On Mar 17, 2017, at 10:10 PM, Bill Bradford <billbradford1...> wrote:
> We ran across a very pretty hawk near Stanfield and are not entirely ​sure about the ID. For the most part, it looks like what we've been calling a "Chocolate Morph" Red-tailed Hawk, with a rufous head and breast and dark brown belly. In this case however, the bird has a very white tail. Sure wish the picture was better, but it was quite far from the car:
> <>
> In other area news, we saw Long-billed Curlews in three places in Morrow and Umatilla Counties over the last three days: Umatilla NWR, Yellowjacket Rd near Pilot Rock, and Stanfield/Echo area. A single Black-necked Stilt was at the Stanfield Meadows/Echo Meadows intersection. Spring has arrived!
> Bill Bradford & Lora Minty

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