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#1 raymond77

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

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#2 raymond77

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

Better Pics

#3 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Not sure we can do much with these photos. Any chance you can attach them as larger images or have other angles?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

Not sure we can do much with these photos. Any chance you can attach them as larger images or have other angles?


Here are two more, are they any help?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

I'll go out on a limb and guess Rough-legged Hawk.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

Agree with Rough-legged.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

I think it's a Rough-legged Hawk. The back is pretty solidly dark, without the v shaped speckle pattern a Red-tail should show.

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#8 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

I'd go with RLHA based on the GISS, but far from sure on these shots.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

Looks good for Rough-legged, agree.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:13 AM

Yeah, I am pretty sure its a Roughie as well.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

Here is another photo which I believe is the same bird. I think the wrist patch will confirm what all of you have felt was an RLH

#12 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

Here is another photo which I believe is the same bird. I think the wrist patch will confirm what all of you have felt was an RLH


Yep, that looks good for RLHA.

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