[va-bird] Extralimital Report: White-tailed Hawk in NJ
- From: Jay Keller <azure.jay2006@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 18:29:03 -0700 (PDT)
VA-Birders, Sorry for the extralimital report, but a White-tailed Hawk has been seen the past week first in Hadley, Massachusetts (April 22-24) and now at the Great Swamp NWR in New Jersey, a couple hundred miles to the SW. I post this because it appears to be moving in our direction and with all of the hawkwatches going on, someone may have a shot at seeing it. Of course, as one of the RBA excerpts below points out, this species is a non-migratory hawk who's normal northern limit is south Texas, so the question of origin comes into play. From the April 25 Philadelphia RBA Birdline--- "An exceptional hawk has been present to the north of us in Massachusetts: a WHITE-TAILED HAWK has been in Hadley, Mass by a field along North Maple Street across from the University of Massachusetts Hadley Farm, about a mile and half north of Route 9. It was seen there both days this past weekend, April 22-23. On Monday morning, April 24th, it was seen at about 10 o'clock, but not later. After an encounter, at that time, with a RED-TAILED HAWK, the WHITE TAILED flew away, out of sight to the southwest." From the April 26 New Jersey RBA--- "An adult WHITE-TAILED HAWK of unknown origin was seen in the Great Swamp NWR from the bridge on Pleasant Plains Rd Apr 25. Please report any additional sightings of this bird. White-tailed Hawk is a non- migratory resident of the Texas coast." Take Care, Jay Keller --------------------------------- Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. Make PC-to-Phone Calls to the US (and 30+ countries) for 2¢/min or less.
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