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Re: [MOB-Montana] BROAD-WINGEDHAWKS in Westby

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  • Richard Mousel
    Heelo, I m not very good at Hawks but in the winter time around Great Falls we sure seem to get a fair number of Dark Morph s, Species? FTB s Richard On 22 Sep
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 22, 2013
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      Heelo, I'm not very good at Hawks but in the winter time around Great Falls we
      sure seem to get a fair number of Dark Morph's, Species?
      FTB's
      Richard

      On 22 Sep 2013 08:00:04 -0700
      <danielcasey55@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Jeff, et al: Three of the 50 Broad-wingeds we have classified to morph at
      >the Jewel Basin over the past five years were dark morph birds.
      >
      >
      > Dan Casey
      > Somers
      >
      > --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, <jeff17_marks@...,
      >mob-montana@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      >
      > Craig, I don9t know how the incidence of dark-morph Broad-winged
      >Hawks changes geographically, but I recall that at Hawk Ridge in Duluth, MN,
      >where the birds are abundant during migration, dark morphs are quite rare. I
      >just checked with my friend who ran a banding station at Hawk Ridge for more
      >than 3 decades, and he said they see about 1 dark Broad-winged for every
      >1,000 that pass over. Thus, three dark birds out of 12 sounds almost beyond
      >belief. Maybe the incidence is higher farther west than at Duluth? Jeff
      > *******************
      > Jeff Marks
      > 4241 SE Liebe Street
      > Portland, OR 97206
      > 503-774-4783
      > Birds of Montana Project
      > http://mtaudubon.org/
      > ******************* ----- Original Message ----- From: Craig
      > Hohenberger To: MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday,
      >September 20, 2013 8:01 PM Subject: [MOB-Montana] BROAD-WINGEDHAWKS
      > in Westby
      >
      > Mobsters:
      > Today in Westby, my brother had 12 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS take off about 10
      >am and ride the thermals upward and ultimately to the south. Three of
      >the birds were dark morphs.
      > cheers, Craig HohenbergerBigfork
      >

      Sincerely;
      Richard Mousel - rmousel@...
      Great Falls, MT 59405
      www.4co.us - Wildlife, Nature, Scenic Photography.
    • danbcr10
      Richard: Those would be Red-taileds and Rough-leggeds. Ironically, I just got a call from bj Worth, who is manning the Jewel site today, saying he had a
      Message 2 of 8 , Sep 22, 2013
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        Richard:


        Those would be Red-taileds and Rough-leggeds.  Ironically, I just got a call from bj Worth, who is manning the Jewel site today, saying he had a beautiful dark-morph Broad-winged circling right overhead. This was our first dark one this fall, following 8 light morphs.  


        Dan Casey 



        --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, <rmousel@..., mob-montana@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        Heelo, I'm not very good at Hawks but in the winter time around Great Falls we
        sure seem to get a fair number of Dark Morph's, Species?
        FTB's
        Richard

        On 22 Sep 2013 08:00:04 -0700
        <danielcasey55@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > Jeff, et al: Three of the 50 Broad-wingeds we have classified to morph at
        >the Jewel Basin over the past five years were dark morph birds.
        >
        >
        > Dan Casey
        > Somers
        >
        > --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, <jeff17_marks@...,
        >mob-montana@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
        >
        > Craig, I don9t know how the incidence of dark-morph Broad-winged
        >Hawks changes geographically, but I recall that at Hawk Ridge in Duluth, MN,
        >where the birds are abundant during migration, dark morphs are quite rare. I
        >just checked with my friend who ran a banding station at Hawk Ridge for more
        >than 3 decades, and he said they see about 1 dark Broad-winged for every
        >1,000 that pass over. Thus, three dark birds out of 12 sounds almost beyond
        >belief. Maybe the incidence is higher farther west than at Duluth? Jeff
        > *******************
        > Jeff Marks
        > 4241 SE Liebe Street
        > Portland, OR 97206
        > 503-774-4783
        > Birds of Montana Project
        > http://mtaudubon.org/
        > ******************* ----- Original Message ----- From: Craig
        > Hohenberger To: MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday,
        >September 20, 2013 8:01 PM Subject: [MOB-Montana] BROAD-WINGEDHAWKS
        > in Westby
        >
        > Mobsters:
        > Today in Westby, my brother had 12 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS take off about 10
        >am and ride the thermals upward and ultimately to the south. Three of
        >the birds were dark morphs.
        > cheers, Craig HohenbergerBigfork
        >

        Sincerely;
        Richard Mousel - rmousel@...
        Great Falls, MT 59405
        www.4co.us - Wildlife, Nature, Scenic Photography.
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