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Jester
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
21257 posts

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
Wake Forest Fan
West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
25761 posts

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.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
46841 posts

re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?
After all those I reported in '11, I saw zero in '12. I must not have been on the road as much.


Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
21257 posts

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
Member since Sep 2003
25761 posts

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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PRAIRIEVILLE
Member since Nov 2009
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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
Member since Oct 2003
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re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?
CENLA Ms. Kites just now arriving.


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Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
12227 posts

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.

Image: http://www.birdinginformation.com/wp-content/gallery/northern-harrier/northern-harrier-male-flying-3.jpg


Although, I'd think most of them might have migrated north by now. I was seeing them 3 weeks ago in N. AL, however.
This post was edited on 4/17 at 10:51 am


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
46841 posts

re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?
Saw one not long ago, but yeah, they may be gone by now.


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TigerDeacon
Wake Forest Fan
West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
25761 posts

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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NorCal
Member since Aug 2007
7978 posts

re: any native white hawk/falcon in LA?
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Wrong time of year, unless ... summer


Anthropomorphic GW Brah.

;-p


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