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Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:53:42 -0500
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Thanks for this, Ian!

I looked at that pic of the Northern Red-Tail, a subspecies unfamiliar 
to me until reading this, and my jaw dropped.  Damned if I can remember 
precisely where it was, but I absolutely saw a bird from the car marked 
this way sometime in the last week and puzzled over it-- all dark head, 
heavily streaked from neck to lower belly.  Best I can say is it was 
somewhere between southern Shoreham and northern Bridport on a wire 
along Rte 22A.  I may be able to go look for it on Wednesday.


On 2/27/2017 7:06 PM, Ian Worley wrote:
> Red-tailed Hawk subspecies are catching birders' eyes in neighboring
> states, and now in Vermont.  How are they recognized and how should they
> be reported to eBird and the Vermont Bird Records Committee?  What if
> I'm not interested in the subspecies?
> These questions are answered in a new article just published on the
> Vermont eBird website:
> http://ebird.org/content/vt/news/red-tailed-hawks-recognizing-subspecies-in-vermont/
> If you have questions regarding eBird entries of subspecies, feel free
> to contact any of the six Vermont eBird county coordinators/reviewers:
> Sue Elliot, Craig Provost, Spencer Hardy, Kyle Jones, Ian Worley, and
> Kent McFarland.
> Good birding to all as spring migration rolls in during the next many
> weeks!
> Ian
> ...............................................
> Ian Worley
> Cornwall, VT