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Checklist S46607279

 
Location
Ermine Hill Trailhead, Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:25 PM
Protocol:
Incidental
Party Size:
2
Observers:
Craig Robson
Comments:
With Guy Dutson
Species
1 species total
1

Seen at close range sailing over tree-tops by highway. Considered to be unmistakable - both observers with many years of experience seeing this familiar species. Bird was drifting in roughly southerly direction. Huge, blackish and raptor-like, probably of comparable size to Golden Eagle. Long, broad wings with many-fingered 'hands' held in upward 'V', and somewhat 'swept-back'. Blackish underwing-coverts contrasting with lighter, silvery underside to flight-feathers (i.e. primaries and secondaries). Sailing flight action with occasional 'rocking' motion. Longish/narrowish all-dark tail. Distinctly small/narrow reddish head.

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

No