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Old May 11, 2011, 3:13 PM   #1
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... what kind of hawk this is? Anyone? Anyone? Buehler? Buehler?







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Old May 11, 2011, 3:50 PM   #2
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Gary,

........really nice captures, especially the 'liftoff'.

I believe the hawk is one of the RED species.
http://animals.nationalgeographic.co...d-tailed-hawk/
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It's one of the "Oh crap I'm a small bird and I need to become invisible RIGHT NOW" hawks. I'm surprised you don't know about that species of raptor.

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Looks somewhat like a coopers hawk to me. They like to hang out by the bird feeders for an easy snack. From what I've seen with mine they like the redwing blackbirds a lot. Other than that not sure what kind it could be.
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That appears to be a young Red-shouldered Hawk..We have them down here in Florida also.
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Old May 11, 2011, 6:43 PM   #6
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Whatever it is those shots are brilliant. How far from it were you?
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Old May 11, 2011, 6:45 PM   #7
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Looks somewhat like a coopers hawk to me. They like to hang out by the bird feeders for an easy snack. From what I've seen with mine they like the redwing blackbirds a lot. Other than that not sure what kind it could be.
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I considered that it may be a Coopers hawk, but more likely a Red-Shouldered, as the Coopers hawk tail feathers don't have the same pattern as Gary's. The Red Shoulder tail pattern is much closer to the tail as seen in Gary's shot.
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Thanks, everyone. I really suck at hawk ID.

@ Bernice - I was about 80-85 feet away.
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Yep, I definitely think Red Shouldered Hawk. Now that I'm home and can see it better than the work computer, the top part of the wing definitely has the reddish tinge as compared to the more brown of the rest of the body.
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Old May 12, 2011, 8:38 AM   #10
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Someone on another forum found the post in the last one to be "a pity the post was such a distraction". It really bothers me when folks phrase their critiques in a way that implies the entire photo is unusable. Personally, *I* don't find it pitiful. Just a distraction. In any event...

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