Date: 11/10/17 1:00 pm From: Roy Gerig <roygerig...> Subject: [obol] ANWR, Marion Co juv Ferruginous Hawk (fairly high degree of certainty) 11/10/17
Without researching it, I can think of no Marion County records. There are several or more records in Polk, Benton, Yamhill Counties in November and January
it was in the large field/marsh across the road from Eagle Marsh about 0900, facing me. Legs feathered to the feet, leggings nearly white, only slightly yellowish or reddish yellow. Undersides from throat to lower belly gleaming white. Large bill, bluish color, too far away to see yellow with 10x bins, by the time I got my scope out it had moved and never showed me that good a view again. Light flight feathers. Light warm brown pattern on face and head reminiscent of Prairie Falcon... Lightly banded tail, lighter toward the base, with the right number of bands to more indicate young FEHA than young RTHA
Several Red-tails in the area, one was hassling it, it was clearly larger than the RT
Halfway around the refuge, 2 SNOW GEESE were in a corn field along Wintel Rd, an adult and a young bird. There was a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW along Wintel Rd with other Crowned Sparrows near Pintail Marsh.