[Tweeters] Dark Morph Ferruginous Hawk - Discovery Bay

jd.333 at comcast.net jd.333 at comcast.net
Wed Mar 1 21:57:08 PST 2006

On 3/1/06 at around 9:30 a.m., just a short distance south of Discovery Bay on 101 -- perched upon a low fence post in a hay field, there was an unmistakable adult dark morph Ferruginous Hawk.  

I am new to the area, but having moved from the Southwest, readily recognize ferruginous hawks.  I noticed that the field guides place them nowhere near the Olympic Peninsula during Winter.  I am assuming this is a rare bird here, not only based on field guides but on available habitat.  Please let me know if sightings of this hawk on the Olympic Peninsula are more common than I think, Thanks. 

Joe D. 
Olympia, WA.
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