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I think I remember that a few years ago that the Weeki Wachee attraction in
Hernando County lost a Harris' Hawk from their raptors show. As far as I
know, the bird was never found.

Bev Hansen
Spring Hill, FL
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At 10:23 PM 11/21/02 -0500, Linda Baker wrote:
>I saw a Harris's Hawk here in Bonita Springs, Florida today at 3:30 PM.  It
>was sitting on top of a street light pole.  I was able to observe it for more
>than 5 minutes from about 25 feet away.  It called several times.  All the
>markings were right; the locality was wrong!
>According to _National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America_,
>a Harris's Hawk that is so far outside its normal range is probably not a
>wild bird.  Clark & Wheeler's book _Hawks of North America_ states the same
>thing, so I am assuming (until someone tells me otherwise) that this bird is
>an escape.
>Does anyone have any thoughts about this bird?
>Linda Lee Baker
>Bonita Springs, Florida   USA
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