[Tweeters] Rough-legged or Red-tail???

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 21:38:17 PST 2017


Looks like a Rough-legged to me, notwithstanding some red coloration in the
tail. That could just be the way the sun is hitting it. The tail pattern,
as well as the underwing pattern, are good for Rough-legged.

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 8:43 PM, Carla Corin <cw_corin at hotmail.com> wrote:


> I photographed this buteo at Crockett Lake on Whidbey yesterday, and while

> my first impression of it was that it's a Rough-legged Hawk, because of the

> dark wrist marks, white wing windows, whitish tail base, and hovering, I

> wasn't 100% sure that it's not a weirdly-colored dark Red-tailed Hawk with

> a wide dark tail-band. The reddish tinge to the tail above the bar and the

> darkish head make me lean toward Red-tail now. I looked all over the

> internet and can't see that a Rough-leg ever has reddish markings on the

> tail, but the terminal black band seemed wide for a Red-tail. Didn't get a

> look at it from the top. I put some photos on Flickr:

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/74892104@N04/albums/72157677311904160 .

>

>

> Carla Corin

>

> Oak Harbor

>

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