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Old Jan 18, 2006, 9:34 PM   #1
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Does anybody know what type bird this is? I came upon him today hiking high up in the hills.Post is a near 100 % crop taken at 85mm... I hope there is enough detail to identify him....

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Old Jan 20, 2006, 9:44 PM   #2
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Cool shot! Unfortunately, most of what I learned in ornithology went right out the door after I graduated. I'm not sure of an ID, but still a great pic!

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Old Jan 20, 2006, 10:21 PM   #3
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Interesting perspective.* It looks like a Red-tailed Hawk to me.* Steve
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 9:51 AM   #4
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I like it and yes, it is a Red Tail. The perspective is unique as you're usually shooting up into the tree......wish the vehicles were out of the picture.
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 5:57 PM   #5
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Thanks for your responses and the positive IDon the Red Tailed Hawk. It really is an attractive bird. I hope to see more!

I liked the unusual perspective too. I wish I had a few more seconds to properly compose the shot. The distracting elements certainly got in the way. Thanks again.

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Old Jan 22, 2006, 10:16 AM   #6
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Thanks for your responses and the positive ID on the Red Tailed Hawk. It really is an attractive bird. I hope to see more!

I liked the unusual perspective too. I wish I had a few more seconds to properly compose the shot. The distracting elements certainly got in the way. Thanks again.

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I've never seen a Red tail without some white under the chin. How big was this guy?

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Old Jan 22, 2006, 12:51 PM   #7
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:G … maybe in New York City!
The white chin is a characteristic of the Eastern Red Tail. At first I was thinking it's a Red Shouldered Hawk but no red bar on shoulder plus the slip of a red tail gives it away.
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Thanks for your responses and the positive ID on the Red Tailed Hawk. It really is an attractive bird. I hope to see more!

I liked the unusual perspective too. I wish I had a few more seconds to properly compose the shot. The distracting elements certainly got in the way. Thanks again.

Thomas.
I've never seen a Red tail without some white under the chin. How big was this guy?

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Old Jan 22, 2006, 1:29 PM   #8
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I'm realy not sure one way or the other. Can Thomas tell us whether the tail is red or is that just a reflection of light?

And your right - it wasn't taken in Brooklyn...:-)

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Thanks everyone for helping me ID this guy!

He looked quite large to me.. He certainly stood out when I came to the top of the trail...

Here is a shot of him flying away. Maybe this will help confirm his ID. Thanks again for the input! :-)

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Old Jan 23, 2006, 9:56 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone for helping me ID this guy!

He looked quite large to me.. He certainly stood out when I came to the top of the trail...

Here is a shot of him flying away. Maybe this will help confirm his ID. Thanks again for the input! :-)

Thomas.

Oh I do believe I was correct in my sceptism. It's an Ivory Billed Woodpecker for sure....

They really do look exactly like Red Tailed Hawks, expecially if you have a drinking problem as I do....:?:



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