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Jester
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Baton Rouge
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re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?


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On a related note, I saw a pair of swallow tail kites around the house last week. I tried to get photos, but they were cruising, close and then at a distance in a blink of the eye...



There is at least one pair that nests in the back of my neighborhood.






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TigerDeacon
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West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
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re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?


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I saw a pair of swallow tail kites around the house last week. I tried to get photos, but they were cruising, close and then at a distance in a blink of the eye...


Report the sighting:

LINK

They send you a cool email at the end of the year with all the documented sightings in the U.S.






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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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After all those I reported in '11, I saw zero in '12. I must not have been on the road as much.





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Jester
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
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re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?


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Report the sighting:

LINK

They send you a cool email at the end of the year with all the documented sightings in the U.S.



That's pretty cool. I haven't seen them in a while, so I'd have no idea on dates, but now I know for the next time they show up.






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TigerDeacon
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West Monroe, LA
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re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?


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After all those I reported in '11, I saw zero in '12. I must not have been on the road as much.


I saw them once last year. I saw about 10,000 buzzards while looking for them though.






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GRIZZ
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BATON ROUGE
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re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?


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They send you a cool email at the end of the year with all the documented sightings in the U.S.


I've seen them every year for the past 5 in Pierre Part and Morgan City. Not as uncommon as they once were.






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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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CENLA Ms. Kites just now arriving.





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Teague
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
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re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?


How much white? If it's mostly the underparts that are white, it may be a northern harrier, aka "marsh hawk". You'll see them flying low to the ground and slow over fields looking for rodents.



Although, I'd think most of them might have migrated north by now. I was seeing them 3 weeks ago in N. AL, however.



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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Saw one not long ago, but yeah, they may be gone by now.





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TigerDeacon
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West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
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re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?


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You'll see them flying low to the ground and slow over fields looking for rodents.


Saw something like that this year over a cutover. Especially noticed how low and slow it was flying.






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Mung
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El-lick
Member since Aug 2007
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Wrong time of year, unless ... summer


Anthropomorphic GW Brah.

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