I think I saw a mocking bird pair today out by the lake. There were two birds that kept returning to the same pine tree about 10-12 feet off the ground. They were a bit drab colored, but the distinct markings were white bands on the top and underside of the wings. I thought that I saw two bands, but when I looked it up in Sibley, it just showed a single white spot in the same places. Are there any other birds with similarly placed markings?
Also, I saw a red-tailed hawk today. I would have to identify it as the light colored western red-tailed hawk, even though I saw it in the east. Is that possible or was it somebody else?