Date: 2/5/18 9:18 am From: Jim G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: No Rough-legged Hawk ARNWR.
This morning, Feb. 5, I Searched for four hours and did 30 miles on the Alligator River NWR in Dare County, NC. I was looking for the Rough-Legged Hawk seen by dozens yesterday, and came up "empty handed." All of the miles were put on Milltail and Long Curves Roads.
BiG BUmmer, but that's birding I guess.
Fortunately, I got to see:
1 Swainson's Hawk sitting on dirt mound at beginning of Long Curve and then soaring with Red-Tailed Hawks along Milltail, close to Sawyer Road intersection.
1 Leucistic Red-Tailed Hawk which was perched in pines on SW Side of Milltail, then soaring (including kiting) with the other Red-Tailed Hawks
1 Peregrine Falcon flying high speed from Milltail westward down Sawyer Road