Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 13-2000

Common name:

Red-shouldered Hawk

Scientific name:  
Date: 25 July 2000 - 30 July 2000
Length of time observed:  
Number: 1
Location: Fish Springs NWR
County: Juab
Distance to bird: 15 ft, estimate
Optical equipment: Kowa TSN 4-40 Power lens
Light Conditions: Excellent
Detailed description of bird: Photo (missing)

Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: Seen catch a whipsnake once & a Great Basin Gopher Snake once. Very approachable.
Habitat: Refuge Housing Area
Similar species and
how were they eliminated:
Previous experience with this & similar species:  
References consulted:  
Description from: Memory
Observer: Jay Banta
Observer's address: P.O. Box 508 Dugway, UT 84022
Observer's e-mail address:  
Other observers who independently identified
this bird:
Steve Sullivan
Date prepared:  
Additional material: Photo (missing) 
Note from Jay Banta:
 "Steve (Hedges): These have been sitting on my desk for a while so I'll finally get them off. I was not present when the Eurasian Colared Dove sighting was made but do believe that it is valid. Tyler Hicks is an exceptional birder. The Red-shouldered hawk sighting (actually turned out to be two juvenile birds here at one time as we saw them sitting side by side in a tree at one point) is iron clad. The red know sighting by Sam Orr is also absolute. Sam, a birder of over 40 years experience hails from New Jersey and has been looking at Red Knot nearly as long as I've been alive. I have known Sam for twenty years and can vouch for his capability. Pete Dunne is a close personal friend of Sam as is Bill Clark of raptor fame. Sam is primary operator of the Cape may Raptor Banding Station now that he is retired. Call me if you need any more details, Jay Banta"

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