[Tweeters] raptor identification help wanted Yakima possible Red-shouldered Hawk

Kevin Lucas kevinslucas at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 5 09:57:56 PST 2013

I'd like help identifying a raptor I photographed near Yakima yesterday. I've only been birding avidly for the last year. It doesn't appear to be one of the local usual suspects, and a local falconer friend said it appears to be a Red-shouldered Hawk. That doesn't appear to be expected here. I can't find any eBird records of it nearby.
I've posted digiscoped photos of it in the "Identification help wanted" image gallery on my website:


If that doesn't work for you, you can go to
click on "image galleries"
click on "Identification help wanted"

If it is a rarity, and you re-locate & photograph it, I'd appreciate any photos of it you could provide to me, and would appreciate attribution for locating it to myself & John Hebert.

Kevin Lucas
Yakima, WA
vikingcove at gmail.com

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