[wisb] Pale red-tailed hawk, Milwaukee CGI 7/17
- From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:57:35 -0500
This morning I checked out the Coast Guard Impoundment. I haven't been down there in a few weeks, and it has grown up with very tall greenery, making it quite difficult to get a look at the water spots. I did however see a red-tailed hawk on a nearby light post that was very pale. The head was kind of pale vanilla in color, with a very light brown cap. The eyes looked big and dark in that pale face. The breast and belly were very white. The scapulars had large white spots, which makes me think this might have been a juvenile. The entire tail was standard dark red, so I wouldn't call this a Krider's red-tailed hawk. Just an interesting variation on a theme. Jym Mooney, Milwaukee #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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