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CLOSED: What the heck is this?

Chepachet, RI(Zone 5b)

Is it a hawk? A falcon? It's sitting right next to my feeders. He's gorgeous!

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Chepachet, RI(Zone 5b)

Another image...

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Chepachet, RI(Zone 5b)

And another...

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Chepachet, RI(Zone 5b)

Could it be a poofed-up broad-winged hawk? I thought they would have all left in their migration by now...

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Juvenile Sharp-shinned for me.

Resin

Chepachet, RI(Zone 5b)

Thanks Resin--you're right! I had also emailed the pictures to the local Audobon society and they told me the exact same thing.

Thanks again!

Marlton, NJ

Nice pics Niere! He's not exactly the visitor you want around your feeders alot but they are beautiful!

Chepachet, RI(Zone 5b)

Pelletory--you're right, the Audobon people told me that the sharp-shinned hawks like to dine on songbirds and scope out feeders, but I had also read that they are migratory, so I'm hoping that he was just "passing through."

Keeping my fingers crossed. :D

This message was edited Nov 17, 2007 9:54 AM

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