Date: 2/25/18 2:15 pm From: Christian Walker <christian.icapadjuster...> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Dallas County, White Tailed Hawk
This is the first Dallas County record, I understand. The Hardways and I were birding the area hoping for Short-eared Owls and possibly a Rough-legged Hawk, with no luck, but enjoyed the cornucopia of Red-tailed Hawks in the area, including 1 Harlan’s, 1 immature Krider’s, and 1 western calurus. Regarding the White-tailed Hawk, we actually had it perched only two telephone poles out into the field, but didn’t recognize it because it’s back was turned. We wrote it off as a weird Red-tailed with long wings (projecting past the tail - this should have been a big red flag) and not a lot of color in the cere. When we returned back along Wolf Springs Road it had turned around and we were able to see the white breast and immediately thought Harlan’s, but as soon as we got it in the scope we noticed the pure white breast, and distinct belly band. When it flew down the ground we saw the grayish tail with black subterminal band, and bits of white rump feathers coming in. At that poin t we called Chris Runk, and other birders were able to see this bird. The Hardways continue to be an epicenter of good birds - we went on to find 91 species for the day including Horned Lark, over 100 Cackling Geese, Vermilion and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers at Southside, and the American Black-Duck and Lesser Black-backed Gull at White Rock.
> On Feb 25, 2018, at 8:59 AM, Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...> wrote: > > Hey all! > On Wolf Springs Road, north of the Sod farm office, we have a juvenile > White Tailed Hawk. We have some pictures of It. It’s been frequenting the > 3rd and 4th telephone poles. It looks to be molting from 1st to 2nd year. > > Good birding, > Bryce > Seguin, TX > > Edit your Freelists account settings for TEXBIRDS at > http://www.freelists.org/list/texbirds > > Reposting of traffic from TEXBIRDS is prohibited without seeking permission > from the List Owner > >
Christian Walker <christian.icapadjuster...> Independent Adjuster Irving, Texas (512) 745-3227