[Tweeters] Heads up for possible Skagit County Swainson's Hawk

Jim Elder jelder at meteorcomm.com
Tue Jul 6 10:46:07 PDT 2021

On Sunday July 4 around 5 PM while returning from Mt. Baker, my wife and I spotted a buteo flying over I-5 near Conway. It showed the light wing linings and dark flight feathers and brown upper chest of a Swainson's Hawk. It seems pretty unlikely, particularly at this time of year, and I did not particularly notice the long wings I would expect of a Swainson's Hawk but, if you are in the area, it is worth paying attention to those hawks.

Jim Elder (Seattle)

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