CLOSED: Both Red-tailed Hawks right?

Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Saw 2 hawks yesterday that caught my attention -- one because it was so dark and one because it was so white. I'm pretty sure that they are both red-tailed hawks even though one of them has a white tail. Both have prominent belly bands.

I'll start with the dark one.

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

I was waiting for this truck to pass to take a pic and when it passed it blasted its horn at me. The horn scared the bird and it got temporarily caught in the wire. Freed itself eventually and flew off. I think it was OK.

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Last one of the dark red-tailed hawk before it figured out how to get free.

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Here is the light colored one that had a white tail (top and bottom).

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Pic 2

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Flying

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

The white tail - looks black tipped here.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep, I'd agree both Red-tails. They're very variable!

Resin

Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Clearly! Thank you.

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