What I saw definitely looked more substantial than grass. I was fairly
close and got some good looks. What I couldn't make out was how it was
attached to the leg.
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On Oct 22, 2009, at 11:42, "Andrew Longtin" <Birderguy@comcast.net>
> I shot a picture of a Red-tailed Hawk while counting at Hawk Ridge
> that had
> something trailing it, looked like grass stems or something..
> My guess is it got tangled on the bird from hunting in a field of
> long grass
> or something, first time I've seen that..
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> Subject: [mou-net] Any falconers missing a hawk?
> I was heading over to my credit union when I noticed a young red-
> hawk perched on a pole, with what appears to be a jess hanging from
> leg. This was near the Mall of America, on the road between U.S.
> Credit Union, and the train station parking garage. It was perched
> up on a
> light post above the road, and I saw it fly down to the ground and
> back up
> a couple of times. I wasn't 100% sure it was a jess, because I
> didn't have
> my good binoculars with me, but whatever it was, it was long and
> thin, and
> definitely attached to the hawk's leg. I watched it for a little
> while and
> it seemed to be flying fine. Just thought I'd mention it, in case
> was looking for their hawk. I called the Raptor Center, and they
> have any reports of a missing hawk.
> Liz Stanley
> Bloomington, MN
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