Date: 11/11/17 11:23 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: FW: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
Apologies here, too. A person shouldn’t answer email in the middle of the night!



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: Ross Silcock [mailto:<silcock...>]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:15 AM
To: '<NEBirds...>' <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk



Yeah it is quite a drive. I don’t have much sympathy for folks who don’t check stuff out then wonder why they miss things. Reading the checklists of folks who saw it would tell a person when to look. Must be a TL characteristic. Usually the middle of the day is the worst for finding anything.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:11 AM
To: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk





No doubt! If I drove that far I certainly wouldn't throw in the towel 2 or 3 hours before the witching hour! You gotta wonder what "searching" means to those guys. They'd probably need to tromp north and/or tromp the trees on the east side to even have a prayer in the middle of the day. I wonder how high that hawk even perches? Did you say it went in a mid-sized tree when you saw it? I wouldn't write that hawk off as being gone just because those guys dipped. Although Joe's no lightweight, he probably gave it a good search but just in the wrong place at the wrong time. John's still talking about returning and trying at another crack at getting a photo. It might be slim odds of pulling that off but would be fun to try! We'll see how our schedule shakes out, it's kinda far.



-Shari



On Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:02 PM, "'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> <mailto:<Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > wrote:





I searched for the Harris's Hawk from 1:00-3:15 PM today and did not have any luck locating it. I talked to two other birders and they had not seen it either. There is a lot of habitat there, so maybe it is still there or it may have moved on. I did enjoy exploring there, as it is a beautiful natural area!



Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD


"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson

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From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > on behalf of 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> <mailto:<Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> >
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:26:03 PM
To: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk





I drove up yesterday and spent 3 hours from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm searching the area around the RV campground where the Harris's hawk had been reported and did not see the bird. There were several other birders there who arrived before I did who had not seen the bird prior to my arrival and to my knowledge did not see it while I was there. I believe I was the last of three different parties to leave unless someone came later in the day.

Joe Gubanyi

Denton

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From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > on behalf of 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> <mailto:<Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> >
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:37 AM
To: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk





Has the Harris's Hawk been seen today or yesterday?



Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD


"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson






 
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