Date: 11/8/20 7:50 pm From: Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...> Subject: [obol] Dark hawks in Tillamook-Harlan’s and Rough-legged-or Ferruginous?
Mike and I took advantage of the sunshine to run the Tillamook East raptor route today.
We found two very interesting dark morph buteos. On Olsen Rd, a dark morph bird with prominent yellow gape and feathered tarsi had us pouring over “The Crossley Guide.“ Could the prominent gape indicate a Ferruginous Hawk? We are interested in what others might think. Tentatively we called it a Rough-legged Hawk.