Date: 9/21/17 6:59 am
From: Clayton Koonce <cg.koonce...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Odd Red-Shouldered Hawk
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:23:14 PM UTC-4, Kurt Schwarz wrote:
> I have gone out on a limb and posted to eBird a sighting of a POSSIBLE extremis subspecies of Red-shouldered at the Howard County Conservancy late this morning.  I've consulted several texts and cannot find any illustrations of the expected lineatus that show such a white head.  For my checklist, and the two frames, see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39300397
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I am wondering if I had the same or similar hawk at Lake Kittamaqundi the same morning. Several photos with cropped views are in my eBird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39297765

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