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Old Jan 3, 2007, 3:49 PM   #1
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Orange tail hawk. YES orange

Hawk - Orange tail instead of Red

When I found him with my binoculars something just did not look right so I got out my spotting scope and sure enough his tail feathers are a different color than what I have seen before. The early morning sun probably had something to do with it I think. I alternated between a deer grunt call and crow call to keep his attention.






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Old Jan 3, 2007, 9:01 PM   #2
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I think you must be "wacky", Roger....I can't find an Orange-tailed Hawk in my books:lol: Maybe the namer of this bird should have named it Rust-tailed Hawk:-)
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I think you must be "wacky", Roger....I can't find an Orange-tailed Hawk in my books:lol: Maybe the namer of this bird should have named it Rust-tailed Hawk:-)
After a lot of thinking I believe I know how this happened. This is a lady hawk and she doesn't like red so she went to the hawk beauty shop and had her tail feathers dyed.

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Both are good shots, Roger, No.2 taking the prize. Even though the wood is a man made object, it still fits nicely - Thanks for sharing !!
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Both are good shots, Roger, No.2 taking the prize. Even though the wood is a man made object, it still fits nicely - Thanks for sharing !!
Jake, thank you for the nice comment and for taking the time to look.

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Wow!! Awesome shots! I don't know how you guys get so close to these eagles and hawks. I sneak up on the bu__rs and get within 150 feet or so , and they're gone. I must have a lousy technique for being stealth.......cheers.....Don.
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Wow!! Awesome shots! I don't know how you guys get so close to these eagles and hawks. I sneak up on the bu__rs and get within 150 feet or so , and they're gone. I must have a lousy technique for being stealth.......cheers.....Don.
Thanks Don for the nice comment. As far as getting close what I do is move as slow as I can then cut that speed in half.

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