|Nov. 26, 2017|
I thought I'd try to find past photos of White Wing with dates and see if he (she?) has changed over the years. This will be a work in progress...
The first email I saved about this hawk was in March of 2005 but I did not say when we had first seen it. In April of 2006, Mary Ann Sohlstrom wrote to tell me about the leucistic Red-tail she and friends saw on the wire by the Nazarene Church in Grand Ronde. That has been a favorite spot for that hawk over the years.
On Aug. 8, 2007, I wrote this email:
Today I saw White Wing on a low evergreen pretty close to the
Nazarene Church in Grand Ronde. A bit farther away, on one of
the power line poles, was another Red-tailed Hawk. This was the
one Carol Karlen and Marilyn VanDyk spotted in the same location
yesterday and called to tell me about. It looks like a normal
red-tail from the front, but from the back, it is quite
different. It has a wide, white chevron, white eyebrow, and
white terminal tail band on a red tail. Pretty bird. It's an adult so I don't know if this is a White Wing parent,
sibling, or offspring.
I have saved no other emails but we have seen White Wing every year since, so it is at least 13 years old.
|May 30, 2012|