English and Scientific names:

Ferruginous Hawk

Number of individuals: 



Cameron Parish

Specific Locality:

Next to Rec Center east of Johnson Bayou

Date(s) when observed:

November 2, 2010

Time(s) of day when observed:  

12:43 PM

Reporting observer and address:

Thomas Finnie, Sulphur, LA

Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):

Robby Bacon

Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)

James Beck (finder of the bird)

Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):

Overcast day

Optical equipment: 

Nikon D300

Distance to bird(s): 

Forty yards

Duration of observation:

Fifteen minutes


Low grassy fields

Behavior of bird: 

Sitting on pole


The attached picture clearly identifies the Ferruginous Hawk


Not vocal

Similar species:

The attached picture clearly identifies the Ferruginous Hawk.

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

Photographed by me.

Previous experience with this species: 


Identification aids:

Petersonís Guide

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Date and time: 

November 2, 2010

Time: 10:00 PM