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#1 bumpylemon

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

i am sitting here with my son looking over my bird folders and when this popped up my wife and I said...this does not look like a RTH which I chalked this up as....just would like opinions!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

Red-tailed for me
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

Yup, juvenile red-tailed.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:05 AM

agree with Red-tailed! :)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:20 AM

gorgeous bird, so pale!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Yup, juvenile red-tailed.

agree with juv red tail

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

The reason it doesn't look like some of your other RTHA shots is the light coloured eye and the narrow banding on the tail. Those are charactaristic of immature RTHA. The white "straps" on the back, the lack of "checkerboard" pattern in the wings (although often muted in imm RSHA), and a few other minor points distinguish this from immature RSHA.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

thank you everyone!! good information! now i am off to do some birding in delmarva! hopefully getting a barn owl!!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Cool! Is there a certain place you're going to look for it?




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