Date: 2/15/18 10:54 pm From: SeEttaM . <seettam...> Subject: [cobirds] Leucistic dark morph Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk in Otero County
On my drive back from an extended trip to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas I spotted several dark morph Harlan's Red-tailed Hawks including one apparent leucism. I usually see several Harlan's Hawks every year but I have never seen a leucistic one and it was most striking. I have uploaded several photos of the bird onto my Birds and Nature blog <https://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/>.
It was a productive drive from Lamar to Canon City with a total of 36 Red-tailed Hawks (including several Harlan's) and 1 Northern Harrier viewed as I drove down H50. This corridor is usually quite productive for raptors but was especially so this trip.
My blog has some interesting birds I photographed in the Rio Grande Valley including Blue Bunting and Rose-throated Becard for those interested.