Date: 2/9/18 3:06 pm From: Jelmer Poelstra (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Rough-legged Hawk still at AR, no luck with Snowy Owl
Jan Hansen and I briefly birded Alligator River (Dare, NC) this afternoon from 14:45 and almost immediately saw the 1st winter (2nd cy) Rough-legged Hawk above the fields east of Milltail Rd, and later soaring and crossing the road westwards at altitude. We also saw the leucistic Red-tailed Hawk off Milltail Rd but no Swainson's Hawks there or off Long Curve Rd.
We then headed for the Snowy Owl that was reported near the Old Coast Guard Station on Pea Island. We walked around the fenced area and along the jetty from 16:40 until dark, but there was no sign of the owl.