Date: 11/8/20 7:57 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Dark hawks in Tillamook-Harlan’s and Rough-legged-or Ferruginous?
Looks like a dark Rough-leg to me. I don’t think Ferruginous ever has that kind of heavily banded tail with a dark band at the tip.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon


> On Nov 8, 2020, at 7:49 PM, Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...> wrote:
> 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.
> See
> On Wilson River Loop Rd, we photographed the dark morph Harlan’s found by Nick Mrvelj yesterday.
> See
> Other raptors:
> Red-tailed Hawk 42
> American Kestrel 15
> Northern Harrier 15
> Rough-legged Hawk 2
> White-tailed Kite 7
> We traveled 55 miles in about 4.5 hours.
> Kathy and Mike Krall

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