Date: 10/28/20 2:11 pm
From: Adam Ciha <adamciha...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Pure White Red Tail - photo
Ron, can you re-upload the photo, would love to see this as well?

On Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 12:05:30 PM UTC-5 rons wrote:

> I saw this raptor on a powerline on Hwy. 92 east of Washington. It was so
> white my first thought was that I was seeing an early Snowy Owl but when I
> got closer I could see red tail feathers from my angle. I parked and
> observed for a couple minutes thru binocs then decided to see if I could
> set up scope for a closeup photo. Of course the moment my foot left the car
> the hawk dropped off the powerline and flew about a quarter of a mile away
> and landed on a post. I had to settle for the attached photo which is
> admittedly lacking in detail but does show how pure white the Hawk’s
> plumage is. The tail feathers by contrast looked extremely red in flight.
> Exact location is about 1/8 mile east of the intersection of Highway 92
> and Spruce Ave. on the north side of the road. The post he landed on is
> behind some hog barns.
> Again, sorry I could not get a better photo as the bird was very striking.
> Ron Stakland
> Fairfield

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