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#1 photojems

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:03 AM

I was at Reimers Ranch in Spicewood, Texas today and this bird flew over. It is not my best picture, but I am hoping someone can identify this bird.




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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:08 AM

Here is another picture
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:10 AM

Hard to say, but looks like a Red tailed hawk to me

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:17 AM

I don't click on links, but the one pic that's showing is definitely a Red-tailed Hawk.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:08 AM

My vote is on red-tail. Any possibility this could be a Fuentes juvi? Sure is light.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:44 AM

My vote is on red-tail. Any possibility this could be a Fuentes juvi? Sure is light.


Not a juvie, it has a red tail. This bird's color is well within the range I see daily.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

Given the location, fuertes is the expected breeding subspecies, but I don't know how you'd rule out wintering borealis -- we get birds this light up here in Illinois every year.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

definitely a red tail




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