Hello- The Cornell Raptor Program had one of their program birds fly off today. Apache a non-native ferruginous hawk broke his jesses while outside and flew off. A small team was out looking for him for the past few hours and thought we spotted him a few times in the area of the pheasant farm and compost pile off of Dodge/Stevenson Rds. Unfortunately, nothing other than potential sitings and a lot of looking.
We are reaching out to you as people with their eyes to the skies! Apache information: * Ferruginous hawk (not indigenous to this region- CA) * photo attached * generally the size and shape of a red-tailed hawk but lighter belly, rust colored back. * Soaring hawk (same basic habitat of red-tail- look near fields, soaring) * Watch for crows or other small birds mobbing a larger bird * He has 1 jess on, anklets are on his legs What you can do: If you think you have seen Apache, you can call Dr. Heather Huson (Director of the Program) (907) 388-4485 or Dr. Rolfe Radcliffe (607-342-5086). * If you do spot Apache- do NOT try to catch him. Please call Dr. Huson or Rolfe. They'll coordinate catching him. We don't want him scared away. Thank you so much for your help! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --