Date: 11/19/18 4:40 pm
From: David Irons <llsdirons...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Reported posable Gray Hawk near Newport

Are there any details from the observer with regard to the age of the bird, time of day, or the circumstances of the observation? I assume this was a drive-by observation?

As a general rule, Gray Hawks are fairly secretive and rarely perch out in plain view in my experience. They are also quite vocal. If this was indeed a Gray Hawk and still in the area, it might respond to playback. I don’t normally advocate use of playback, but in this case we aren’t talking about a territorial/breeding bird.

Dave Irons
Beaverton, OR

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On Nov 19, 2018, at 1:54 PM, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...><mailto:<jeffgilligan10...>> wrote:

A birder who prefers not to e identified, sent me a report of what he believes was a very possibly a Gray Hawk. The location was reported as follows:

The bird was perched on a power line on the south side of US Hwy 20 about two miles east of Newport. I don't have the exact mile post marker, but the location was about 1/8 to 1/4 mile east of the intersection of Hwy 20 and Fruitvale Road, along the flat stretch of road at the bottom of the first hill east of Newport. I suppose it could still be in that area, but I don't know.
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