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Another raptor ID thread

Discussion in 'Bird Watchers Road' started by CrazyBirdChick, 11/11/17.

  1. CrazyBirdChick

    CrazyBirdChick Rollerblading along the road

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    I just saw this magnificent bird from my window

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    The 2nd picture is the most my phone camera allowed for a close up so I hope you all can see it.

    Sadly, I saw it swoop down at the sparrows in my yard but I looked away so I didn't see if it caught one.

    Is this a red tail hawk?
     
  2. CrazyBirdChick

    CrazyBirdChick Rollerblading along the road

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    BTW, I tried to show Blu and he didn't even notice it :rolleyes:
     
  3. Birdbabe

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    Kinda looks like a Redtail.
     
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    I'm not even gonna try. No reason why it couldn't be a red-tailed hawk but I don't see enough detail to tell for sure either.
     
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  5. CrazyBirdChick

    CrazyBirdChick Rollerblading along the road

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    Thanks guys! I thought it was a red tail but I was a little unsure cause the chest was so white but then I found this pic on Google of a red tail with a white chest so I guess it can vary

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    And then it fluffed up and looked a little like this.
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    So I think I saw a red tail! It was beautiful and looked so thick bodied. I hope it come around more often.
     
  6. Ninna

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    I don't know what any of these are - I just like looking at the pictures. In my part of the UK I mainly see Sparrowhawks and Kestrels so I'm deeply jealous of all your sightings. The majesty of these birds of prey gets me every time. Awesome.
     
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