View Full Version : Spotted a hawk

04-23-2011, 09:47 PM
light phased adult red tail with jesses or telemetry seen today near thompson falls mt.

04-23-2011, 09:48 PM
Cody, do you have any more info?

I.e. Bird seen, your bird, bird lost?

04-23-2011, 09:50 PM
no all i know is that i saw it flying over head and noticed the jesses or telemetry i think it was the latter .

04-23-2011, 09:58 PM

Not to cast any doubt about what you saw, but I get a couple calls a year from people who are sure they saw a lost falconry bird..

It is, for the most part, in the spring and often, upon investigation, an adult bird carrying sticks to the nest. Often the stick is mistaken for jesses hanging from the feet.

Redtails do and will catch snakes of all sizes too. In warmer climates (or warmer times of the year), hawks carrying snakes may be suggested as a falconry bird with jesses.

But, it could be a lost falconry bird too! Ya never know!

Keep your eyes open in that area and see if you can find the bird again.. If it is not migrating thru, it may be set up in its territory.

04-23-2011, 10:08 PM
well i saw it pretty clearly it was hovering about 15' above the ground 9' above my head but i'll still keep looking for it.as i always look for raptors.

05-13-2011, 04:50 PM
i saw an imm.rt hawk with a bell on,anybody loose an imm. rt around here?