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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

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Hi,

   I saw these guys over Ottawa, Canada today.  Unfortunately, they were way in the distance.  I hope there's enough in the pics for an id.

1) Red-shouldered Hawk?

37657580861_24fce12670_z.jpgDSCN4026.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr

37657578461_e1c3ca1428_z.jpgDSCN4035.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr

2) Bald Eagle?

37399166060_b787f3787e_z.jpgDSCN4046.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr

3) Cooper's Hawk?

37399164630_9a64a69cab_z.jpgDSCN4050.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr

   Thanks,

Darryl

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1. red shouldered i think

2. turkey vulture

3 male northern harrier

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Here's another vote for #1 being a Red-Shouldered Hawk--those "crescents" towards the edge of the wings and that strongly barred black-and-white-looking tail in your first photo are great field marks in tandem. Do the photos under bird #1 definitely depict the same bird? Timing is everything, but when it comes to raptors, lighting is a close second, eh?!

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I don't think #2 is a Turkey Vulture. You caught that bird in a TUVU posture but its head is too big and it is the wrong colour. More likely it is a immature Bald Eagle but can't say for sure from that photo.

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#2 is indeed a Turkey Vulture. Not only the posture but the wing shape fits TV and not Bald Eagle. The head looks large because you're seeing the "shoulders" rather than the head itself.

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6 hours ago, psweet said:

#2 is indeed a Turkey Vulture. Not only the posture but the wing shape fits TV and not Bald Eagle. The head looks large because you're seeing the "shoulders" rather than the head itself.

Couldn't have said it better myself!

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