Some kind of hawk or eagle?
Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:03 AM
A side note: while kayaking recently, we saw some eagles (could hear the call, so no doubt about them being eagles) and they appeared to have orange diamond-shaped markings on the undersides of their wings. Not sure if the coloring was odd to us because they were in the sun, but what kind of eagle woudl that be? We assumed Golden Eagles, becuase they were definitely not bald eagles, but we're not sure on that, either. Sorry, I didn't get any pictures.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:23 AM
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:06 PM
I' wondering how you could tell from their call. If you're going by what you've heard associated with eagles on TV, they were probably red-tailed hawks. That's the screech they always play on TV and the movies when they show an eagle. Eagles don't have very impressive voices - kind of weak-sounding yelps.
Agreed. They aren't all that loud, either.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:31 PM
Turkey vulture, huh? I really wish I'd been able to get a better picture! I think you guys are right, though - certainly looks more like that than any of the other birds I looked at! Thank you all for your help!
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