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#1 jmazzoli

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:17 PM

Here he is - he is a year-round resident of my parent's back yard and feasts on their well-stocked bird feeders.

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#2 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:19 PM

Where was the picture taken?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:20 PM

Southeastern PA suburbs

#4 Parula

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

red tailed hawk?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

Hmmm??? Broad Winged Hawk Juvenile?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

red tailed

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

Any shot of the tail?
If s/he's a year-round resident, I'd put my money on Red-tailed. Broad-winged are migratory.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:48 PM

Year round - I think I have some old ones of the tail from the year before I will check

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

Looks like an immature Red-tailed.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

Agree. . a cool looking Red-tailed Hawk.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:58 AM

I would expect a Red-tailed to be going after rodents and not birds so much. Am I wrong in this assumption?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

I would expect a Red-tailed to be going after rodents and not birds so much. Am I wrong in this assumption?

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In general, Buteos do feed more on rodents than birds. Any raptor will probably take an easy meal though :)

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:05 PM

The urban Red-taileds down here have adapted well to eating Rock Pigeons.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:40 PM

I won't attempt a guess as to which hawk it is, but that picture is beautiful!

I'd rather be birding.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:05 AM

I won't attempt a guess as to which hawk it is, but that picture is beautiful!


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