Date: 4/9/17 6:02 pm
From: Jamie Adams (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Lake Norman birding question
Some falconer's Harris Hawk? At least the description sounds right.

Jamie Adams
Wilmington, NC

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On Apr 9, 2017, at 6:58 PM, Marty McClelland <mmcclelland...><mailto:<mmcclelland...>> wrote:

My brother lives in Cornelius NC on Lake Norman and knows the common birds in the area. He sent me the following email:

"I have a birder question for you. For two days I've seen a hawk-like bird swooping through the yard that I can't identify. It's definitely hook billed with a 24 to 30 inch wing span. It seems to be all black and has bright red chevrons or stipes on the undersides of each wing. I can't tell if the stripes are on top of the wings. There doesn't seem to be any other colors or white markings."

I am wondering if the storms blew in a bird that is not typically seen here. Anyone have any ideas? I suggested to him to try and get a photo.

Marty McClelland
Durham, NC
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