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Melbourne, FL

November 19, 2007
11:53 AM

Post #4209129

Heard this bird, then saw it sitting on a neighbors telephone pole. It was still dark out, so I had to use a few enhancing techniques to get this good an image. My first thought was Caracara, but the color seems wrong.

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Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 19, 2007
2:56 PM

Post #4209725

Looks like a Red-shouldered Hawk. They're pretty noisy and are very common where you live.


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2007
3:26 PM

Post #4209859

It's an Accipiter hawk - Sharp-shinned or Cooper's, most likely Cooper's from its size relative to the pole.



Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 19, 2007
3:44 PM

Post #4209950

Looked at the replay and "after further review" (maybe too much TV football?), I'm gonna go with Resin: Cooper's Hawk

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Marlton, NJ

November 19, 2007
8:51 PM

Post #4210907

I agree too!
Melbourne, FL

November 20, 2007
1:03 AM

Post #4211828

Thanks, I knew it was not a red-shouldered because I have seen them many times, and this one was a LOT larger.
Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4a)

November 23, 2007
3:56 AM

Post #4221319 sitting on a neighbors telephone pole.

Your neighbors sure must have an unusual high voltage telephone! Because, large heavy duty insulators like the ones in the picture are only used on high voltage electric lines. Telephones are normally low voltage.
Melbourne, FL

November 23, 2007
12:31 PM

Post #4221726

These are all telephone poles to most of us, even though more accurately they are high power electric company poles! Habits are hard to break.

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