Date: 11/23/19 8:39 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Harlan's Hawk ? ? ? - Willamette Mission State Park Marion County
One of the photos appears to show a whitish tail which is a very good Mark
for Harlan's.
Bob O'Brien Carver Oregon

On Saturday, November 23, 2019, Jack Williamson <
<jack.williamson.jr...> wrote:

> Improbable, probably :-)
> But since I am just coming off a primer on the (sub)species with thanks to
> terrific reading material on the topic suggested by several people on this
> list, I would be remiss if I failed to report the possibility.
> I spent four and a half hours birding the park this morning. The first
> two hours in dense fog with not much happening, then as the air cleared the
> birds got busy and rewarded me with abundant good views of multiple
> species.
> The best bird early in the morning was a Black Phoebe. According to
> eBird, this bird (species) as been observed on-and-off-again in the park
> all year.
> I the hawk in question was observed near the entrance to the park as I was
> leaving for the day. The lighting was poor and the subject flushed early.
> Accordingly, the heavily cropped, over-cooked, dorsal view only photos
> leave a lot to the imagination.
> I look forward to your thoughts.
> Jack Williamson
> West Linn, Oregon

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