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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Both Red-tailed Hawks right?

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
1:11 PM

Post #8922920

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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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8922923

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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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
1:14 PM

Post #8922925

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

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
1:15 PM

Post #8922928

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

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8922932

Pic 2

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8922934

Flying

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8922935

The white tail - looks black tipped here.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8923203

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

Resin

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
10:43 PM

Post #8923473

Clearly! Thank you.

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