Ben Morrison just passed on a very credible report from an experienced birder who apparently saw a Harris's Hawk last night sitting and flying near the intersection of Twshp Rd 256 & Twshp Rd 257 west of Millersburg in Holmes County. No photos obtained but a very clear description given. There is one Ohio record from Pickaway County in 1917 and the species has a track record of vagrancy (although the date doesn't fit well into this pattern) but is also a very common falconry bird so if anyone relocates this bird observe the legs for any bands, or leather as carefully as you can and observe the behavior carefully as well.
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