RE: Re: [MOB-Montana] BROAD-WINGEDHAWKS in Westby
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.
--- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, <rmousel@..., email@example.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?
On 22 Sep 2013 08:00:04 -0700
> 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
> --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, <jeff17_marks@...,
> 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
> Birds of Montana Project
> ******************* ----- 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
> 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
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