Thanks so much, for this Jay (and Kevin).
We had a huge event at the Lab yesterday and many families (over 200 people
at once), and I usually have time to double check things but didn't, so
posted the call as per typical practice at the front desk for unusual
things.
In the past, such calls have proved fruitful, sorry this one didn't.

-holly

On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 9:21 AM, Jay McGowan <jw...@cornell.edu> wrote:

> Before we are inundated with possible sightings, let's just clarify that
> "Arctic Kite" is, as far as I am aware, an entirely fictitious name, and
> any so-called expert in raptors using this term is unlikely to be such. The
> only thing I can think of that would come close to fitting this name is
> Rough-legged Hawk, which is hardly an unusual bird around here in the
> winter in any case, and is neither the size of an eagle nor a kestrel. I
> suggest we consider more existent species as explanations for our raptor
> sightings. ;-)
>
> Jay
>
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 9:01 AM, Sandy <sandra.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I was driving down rte 79 westward near 1341 e state street just now at
>> about 8:45 am and saw a falcon-shaped bird, about the size of a kestrel it
>> smaller with snow-white under belly and under wings. Could not see top side
>> as it was dive- bombing around in the evergreens behind the houses on the
>> odd side of the street. It was not flying in a direction but hunting.  Tail
>> was long and retracted for diving.
>>
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