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#1 OKCNittany

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:33 AM

Taken 9 May 12 at Wichita Mountains, OK. Wooded area near a small lake.

I'm not all that good at this in color. In the shadows, I have no shot. That said, using the calls on this site, and my memory of the shrieking, I'd guess red-shouldered.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:54 AM

Do you have a photo? If so, its not showing up. If the bird was vocalizing a lot, its likely either a Red-Shouldered or a Red-Tailed...

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#3 OKCNittany

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:33 PM

Sorry. Apparently my photo didn't make it. I'll try to upload at some point after work.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:38 AM

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:39 AM

You've got a Red-shouldered Hawk there.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:43 AM

Based on the proportions, I vote for Red-Shouldered. Off course, a sure marker is that distinctive scream they have.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:56 AM

Last time I got screamed at like that, I dropped an f-bomb during a Steelers game with mom within earshot. My hair stood on edge both times.

Thanks for the help, guys.




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