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Niere
Chepachet, RI
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2007
3:45 PM

Post #4199705

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

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Niere
Chepachet, RI
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2007
3:45 PM

Post #4199709

Another image...

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Niere
Chepachet, RI
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2007
3:46 PM

Post #4199714

And another...

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Niere
Chepachet, RI
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2007
4:03 PM

Post #4199777

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

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2007
4:26 PM

Post #4199905

Juvenile Sharp-shinned for me.

Resin
Niere
Chepachet, RI
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2007
6:53 PM

Post #4200422

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!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

November 16, 2007
9:00 PM

Post #4200823

Nice pics Niere! He's not exactly the visitor you want around your feeders alot but they are beautiful!
Niere
Chepachet, RI
(Zone 5b)

November 17, 2007
2:53 PM

Post #4203052

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

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