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  1. Hawk ID

    Thank you both.
  2. Red-tailed Hawk subspecies

    Let me see.. Gyrfalcon? Harris'? Alpomado falcon?
  3. Red-tailed Hawk subspecies

    Wish we had these guys in NYS; they're just gorgeous. This is the closest I've come to a dark-morph... Kind of cheating.
  4. Hawk ID

    Please excuse the quality. Today, on the Hudson River, NY. Thanking the experts in advance.
  5. What's up with this Snowy Owl?

    Not every day you see a pure white one like this. I thought it was cool. Thanks for the info Akiley!
  6. Confirm juvenile Cooper's

    I thought the same thing.
  7. Good evening, This is not my photo. Someone shared it in a northeast bird group I'm in. People were admiring the bird displaying, but no one mentioned its plumage, which jumped off the page at me. Can anyone tell me why this bird is SO white? Is it leucistic? Thank you in advance, Matt
  8. Roadside Hawk help

    Where abouts in NY?
  9. Hawk ID help

    Ya'll can see why I had/am having trouble with this then?? And I mean this with all due respect to the OP on Facebook, but they seem incapable/unaware of what photoshopping even is. You all have surely heavily swayed me towards CH, but I'm still not positive. Thank you all for weighing in.
  10. Hawk ID help

    And is that white supercilium not an indicator? Just the angle of the photo? It appears pretty pronounced.
  11. Hawk ID help

    I did not. I saw it in a FB group I'm in, where people were saying cooper's. As mentioned above, I've never seen them make off with a squirrel, and again, when I looked quickly, I immediately thought NG. The experts seem to think otherwise, so I defer to them, but at the same time, this isn't exactly my first year of birding lol.
  12. Hawk ID help

    Thanks all!
  13. Hawk ID help

    Looking for experts' opinions on this one. Taken in NJ, unknown time of year.
  14. What is your 3 Best Lifers?

    1. Magnificent Frigatebird - seen when I was roughly 12 years old at Derby Hill Bird Observatory in Mexico, NY. The bird was clearly off-track from a recent big storm. This complete rarity really helped foster my love of ornithology. 2. Snowy owl - Liverpool, NY, 2 years ago. It was awesome to see one so close to home, and be a lifer all at the same time. 3. Stellar's Jay maybe? Seen at a park in AZ in 2010. Always thought they were a cool bird and never thought I'd see one until I went there on vacation one year.
  15. Mystery Raptor

    Merry Christmas all. Stumbled upon this photo in a group I'm in on Facebook. It's intriguing to say the least. Shot in PA recently. What appears to be a whitish head is said to be the head, by the photographer. Thoughts by our experts? Thanks. - Matthew
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