View Full Version : Hawk Spotted in Louisiana

11-30-2012, 12:31 AM
I'm a member of another forum that has an outdoor section. They know I'm a falconer. One of the guys there spotted a hawk and passed this info on to me. If anybody knows someone who has lost a bird, let them know.

Yeah, I saw it this afternoon around 2:45pm on Highway 11 just on the inside of the flood gates near Irish Bayou.

I passed it on the right shoulder and realized what it was. Turned around and pulled back up to it on the opposite shoulder. It stayed there for a few seconds and then decided I was too close. As it took off to fly I heard the bells and saw the tassel hanging off its leg. It flew up into a tree and stayed there till I left

Here's a pic, It's a bit blurry from having to zoom in.

Appears to be a mature RT.


11-30-2012, 12:39 AM
He says it was right about where the green arrow is on this map.


11-30-2012, 02:13 PM
I've got the word out, Louisiana does not have a club

11-30-2012, 08:53 PM
Thanks, Michael. If anybody wants to go try to get it, he said it was in the same tree today.

Here's a more detailed description and map:

The location is on Highway 11 just south of Irish Bayou (Exit 254, first exit at the south side of the I-10 Twin Span Bridges) in New Orleans East.

- Follow HWY 11 SOUTH, back towards New Orleans for approx 2 miles.
- Pass through the flood control gates.
- Make note of the power line poles on right (marked by red dots in map) as soon as you pass the flood gate and count until you get to pole #5.
- Directly across the highway from the 5th pole is a dead tree (marked by green arrow).
- This is the tree that he flew up into yesterday and the same one that he was sitting in today when I passed again.

The tree is a little south of "half way" between the flood gate and the rock parking lot for the boat launch that's south of the flood gate.