Date: 11/13/19 8:03 am From: ed mcv <ed.mcvicker...> Subject: [obol] Sauvie Is. Harlan's Hawk-light morph?
I photographed <https://www.flickr.com/photos/10665268@N04/albums/72157711761499842> an interesting Red-tailed Hawk that I think is a light-morph Harlan's along Reeder Rd. where the parking area begins for beach access north of Rentenaar Rd. Tuesday late afternoon. When I returned on to the spot 20 min. later it had flown. It was perched on the power pole. I did not see it in the air.
Since the bird did not fly, I did not see the opened wings or flight profile but the tail photo seems likely for Harlan's and the overall lightness of the head, face and breast lead me to think it's on the light-phase end of the spectrum.
I am interested to know what others think and hope it can be relocated by some Emporer Goose chasers, which btw, was not seen Tuesday by anyone I spoke with....