Date: 11/8/20 9:07 pm From: Robert O'Brien <baro...> Subject: [obol] Re: Dark hawks in Tillamook-Harlan’s and Rough-legged-or Ferruginous?
Wow, nice bird. Beautiful photos. I would agree with Alan's analysis.
Bob OBrien Carver OR
On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 7:57 PM Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> wrote:
> 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...>
> 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 https://ebird.org/checklist/S76027833 >
> On Wilson River Loop Rd, we photographed the dark morph Harlan’s found by
> Nick Mrvelj yesterday.
> See https://ebird.org/checklist/S76027725 >
> 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