[Tweeters] Buteo help

Devon Comstock devonc78 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 16:33:16 PDT 2021

I'm viewing this on my phone, which isn't the best for zooming, but the
first thing to note is FEHA have feathered tarsi, with short feathers all
the way to their feet. This buteo appears to have naked tarsi.

Devon Comstock
Cashmere, WA

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021, 15:01 Tim Brennan <tsbrennan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Tweets,


> I just got back from my April trip to Douglas County - great trip with

> highlights coming later - but in looking over pictures, I came across a

> photo of a Buteo that I might be considering as a dark morph Ferruginous

> Hawk, based on nearly no experience with FEHA, a general lack of skill with

> Buteos in general, and a single picture I found on Google. My heart won't

> be broken if it's a Red-tailed Hawk... everything else is, right? 😄


> eBird Checklist - 13 Apr 2021 - Road C SE - 10 species (+1 other taxa)

> <https://ebird.org/checklist/S85478796>


> The picture is up in this checklist only for expediency, but it was

> sighted in the SE corner of Douglas County.


> Thanks in advance for the help, and happy birding!


> Tim Brennan

> Renton

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