Date: 12/17/18 8:15 pm From: Ben S <benrmnp...> Subject: [cobirds] Hawk sp (possible Harris's?) Big Stratton Reservoir, Colorado Springs
First to be clear, I DID NOT see this bird. Someone had seen this hawk and posted it on the Colorado Field Ornithologists Facebook page, asking for the ID. I happened to see the post and thought it looked possibly like a Harris's Hawk. They had seen it at Big Stratton Reservoir, in Colorado Springs. The bird is clearly a slender, mostly black buteo-type Hawk. The yellow bill, rufous on chest, and white on tail had me thinking it is a possible Harris's Hawk. The only other bird I can think of is dark morph Red-tail. The photo was taken with a cell phone. If it looks plausible for a Harris's, it may be worthwhile for one of you CO Springs birders to check it out. If it does turn out to be a Red-tailed Hawk, I apologize for the false alarm. What do you all think about the ID?
[image: hawk seen at big stratton reservoir - Edited (2).jpg]