Guest2012

Hawk Identification (Massachusetts)

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are you sure both pictures are of the same bird?

The first birds is a Red-shouldered Hawk, the second almost looks like a Red-tailed Hawk

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I should have been more specific. They are two different hawks but are from the same nest. The hawk with the snake is an adult/parent and the hawk on the ground is the fledgling from the same nest.

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Both photos look good for Red-shouldered Hawks. A Red-tail wouldn't have so much streaking high on the breast and would show a more defined belly-band.

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Cool pics indeed! What a treat for you to be able to observe something like this!

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