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naturenanni

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Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:47 pm   Post subject: Need help with a bird ID


This morning I had 5 or 6 of these birds show up flying from tree top to tree top. Does anyone know what they are they are sure a beautiful bird.



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toni


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Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:18 pm   


It looks to be a Hawk of some kind, possibly a Coopers Hawk. Is the underside really as dark as the photo shows? Or is it lighter in color with either bars or spots?

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naturenanni

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Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:44 pm   


Hi toni Smile I could not tell the belly it looks solid but not real sure I chased them from tree to tree to try and gets photos. I have 2 more photos I will place in my album.

UPDATE: Toni check out an American Kestrel Smile

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eileen


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Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:29 pm   


Naturenanni I think you've got it!! Your picture certainly looks like an American Kestrel to me. Well spotted and well photographed. Very Happy

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toni


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Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:43 pm   


Yep, I think you nailed it. I am not familiar with Kestrels so didn't even think of that one, but something about the face of the bird in your photo just really didn't look right for any of the Hawks I see down here.....now I know why. Wink

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naturenanni

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Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:50 pm   


LOL! Me either until now! It says they are predators so I will have to keep an eye open on my small birds.

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