[tn-bird] Re: Very Odd Coincidence

  • From: "Mark Allen Greene" <magreene@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 19:24:38 -0600

I have Outlook here at home and have had no problems.  On my computer at
work however they use Lotus Notes and I haven't had any problems with it
until today so I'm not sure what's going on.  Thanks for the suggestion
though.
-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Leggett <kleggett@xxxxxxxxx>
To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, March 25, 2002 5:30 PM
Subject: [tn-bird] Re: Very Odd Coincidence


>
>Mark, you may solve this problem to updating your Outlook Express to 6.0.
>I assume you are using Outlook Express.
>
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mgreene@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 8:02 AM
>Subject: [tn-bird] Very Odd Coincidence
>
>
>>
>> I'm going to try e-mailing this again to see if it comes out any better=
>> .
>> The last one came across with
>> the text all broken up.  I apologize if this one does the same, I'm not=
>>
>> sure what's causing it as it looks
>> fine before I send it.
>>
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>>
>> Well as Jeff mentioned we did have a very white, small raptor sitting i=
>> n
>> the tree line back to the east
>> while we were at the observation tower at Black Bayou Refuge in Lake Co=
>> unty
>> on Saturday.  It was
>> around 6 pm when we noticed the bird and when we tried to move down the=
>>
>> road for a closer look the
>> bird left.  The bird actually left between the time that I looked at th=
>> e
>> bird through my binoculars after we
>> had moved a 100 yards closer and the time that we set up our scopes.  I=
>> n
>> that few seconds the bird
>> disappeared so we never saw it in flight.
>>
>> I was going over and over in my mind Saturday night  about the bird.=A0=
>>  I
>> went through a  list of "possible"
>> species assuming just for the sake of assuming that  the bird was not a=
>> n
>> albino or leucistic individual.
>> Here's what I did with  my possible list:
>>
>> The bird appeared too be pretty small to me, probably about  crow-sized=
>>
>> which would immediately
>> eliminate light raptors like Gyrfalcon and  Ferruginous Hawk just on si=
>> ze
>> alone.=A0 I do remember some
>> Mallards flying  across in front of this bird and it just didn't appear=
>>  to
>> be Red-tailed size so  I believe
>> we can probably rule out an abberant Red-tailed Hawk as well.=A0  Also =
>> Jeff &
>> I both commented while
>> looking at it that the bird appeared small.=A0 The bird  was obviously =
>> a
>> diurnal-type raptor so we can
>> also rule out the light owls -  Snowy and Barn.=A0 The bird did have an=
>>
>> "owl-like" look to the head
>> although the head was obviously too narrow for an owl.=A0 What species =
>> have
>> an "owl-like" appearance?
>> Northern Harrier of course immediately  comes to mind but this bird was=
>>  way
>> too white for even a very
>> light male harrier  which would show a gray look to the head and some
>> darker feathering on the upper
>> breast.=A0 The next candidates would be the kites of which we can elimi=
>> nate
>> Mississippi right off the bat
>> as it is gray and not white, especially on the  breast.=A0 Swallow-tail=
>> ed
>> Kite is quite a bit larger and has that
>> long forked  black tail.=A0 It's also less "owl-like" in appearance.=A0=
>>  That
>> leaves White-tailed Kite.=A0 It's about
>> the right size, is somewhat  "owl-like" in appearance, and is completel=
>> y
>> white on the front side  (and we
>> never saw the back of the bird).=A0 I could not rule out this species  =
>> no
>> matter what scenario I came up with.
>>
>> Now here's the really interesting part.=A0 Last night I  received a cal=
>> l from
>> a friend of mine I used to work with
>> and he told me that  his wife and he were at Reelfoot yesterday (Sunday=
>> )
>> and that they had a really
>> interesting  bird that they wanted to ask me about.=A0 He says they saw=
>>  it at
>> Black Bayou  and when they first
>> saw it the bird was hover-hunting.=A0 They watched it for  a few second=
>> s
>> before it landed in a small tree.
>> After it landed he said  they noticed that the bird had black shoulders=
>> , a
>> gray back, a white front, and  a
>> white tail.=A0 He said after a couple of minutes that the bird flew up,=
>>
>> circled a couple of times and then flew
>> off to the southeast towards the  treeline.=A0 They were at the observa=
>> tion
>> platform when they saw the  bird.
>> He said it was somewhere around 1 pm yestersay afternoon.=A0 They are  =
>> fairly
>> new birders but they're
>> very observant.=A0 He asked me was a  White-tailed Kite possible up the=
>> re and
>> I told him that there was
>> one seen in  that exact spot last year in May.=A0 He's convinced that's=
>>  what
>> he saw and I  told him that from
>> the description that he gave me that's what he  described.=A0 How's tha=
>> t for
>> an odd coincidence?
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> Mark Greene
>> Trenton, TN=
>>
>>
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