Date: 6/17/19 1:42 pm From: Mike Patterson <celata...> Subject: [obol] Lazuli Bunting and a very small buteo...
Today while doing inventories above Circle Creek at Boneyard Ridge near Seaside, I flushed a very small buteo. I relocated it for a short look before it flushed again. I noted a bright supercillium, yellowish iris, brown tail with narrow browner barring. I only saw it going away in flight, back and wings uniformaly brown. No pale on the primaries.
I am certain it was not an accipiter and details of the tail and wings are inconsistent with Red-shouldered hawk. It matches well with online photos of juvenile Broad-winged Hawk, but I did not get enough detail (or a photo) to eliminate a very runty Red-tail.
In other news, a LAZULI BUNTING was singing on the "Legacy Trail" just north of the building at Circle Creek Conservation Center.