Will Go to Great Lengths for a New Bird

In the ditch, on Christmas Day no less!  Yet please note, I wasn’t driving!  The good news, however, was that shortly after getting towed out, we saw what turned out to be a male dark morph Rough-Legged Hawk first perched on top of a tree, which then took flight across a field.  #587 ABA Area life bird for me.  And about twenty minutes later a light morph was on top of a tree on the side of the road.  This time we didn’t go in the ditch!