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Bird Identification: CLOSED: ID of Hawk please.

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chris_lcf530
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #5003261

Not sure what kind he is and the picture is a little blurry.
Normally he just swoops down and grabs lunch right off the feeder. :(
This day I guess he wanted chipmonk instead of bird. He sat there about 15 min.

chris

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2008
11:12 AM

Post #5004214

Red-tailed Hawk, immature (1 year old).

Resin
chris_lcf530
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2008
1:58 PM

Post #5004639

Thank you!

This one must be one of the 3 babies I watched last year. There is a nest in a pine tree that I can see from my back porch. Last year we watched mom teach the 3 babies to hunt off of the feeder. It was so fun to watch her as they frolicked around the woodsy area and she would screetch at them once in a while. Then they would all take off together until the next morning. That happened for about 2 weeks. After that we only saw 1 or 2 at a time.

Do you know if they would use the same nest again? I havent seen them up there this year.

chris

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2008
2:34 PM

Post #5004763

Buteo species (including R-t Hawk) usually make a new nest each year, unlike e.g. eagles or Osprey.

Resin
chris_lcf530
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #5005449

Thanks Resin. I hope the new nest is close by. It was great to be able to watch them last year.

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