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look who dropped in for breakfast at my house

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  1. chipking

    chipking TS Member

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    Please pardon the poor picture quality. It was taken through a window and storm window in a hurry.

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    This young hawk was dining on squirrel tartar in the tree in my back yard while I was eating my oatmeal. Young bird in excellent health what a joy to watch.

    Happy New Year

    --- Chip King ---
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    That's why they call it camouflage. Hawks are cool. Thanks for the pic.
     
  3. kgp912kgp

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    I have loved to watch the American Kestrels in my back yard. We moved in 2 years ago and there were only 3. Now on any given day I can spot from 8 to 10 of these birds. They love keeping the mice pop. down and with my new found love of 20ga ground squriel loads I might have a decent garden this spring.
     
  4. Reinz

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    Thanks for sharing.

    Those are special moments.
     
  5. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Yup ..we are visited regularly by a young hawk who has a taste for pidgeon that peck around our deer feeder out back
     
  6. Haskins Bill

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    They too are birds of opportunity. I once witnessed a Red Tailed hawk going after another small hawk that had been dining on small birds at my neighbors feeder. They go where the meal is for sure. Once saw a smaller type of hawk going after a smal bird and he mis judged and hit a tree limb. Rang his bell good. I thought Oh No I will have to capture this injured bird and take him to a nearby rehab center but lo and behold he took off after a few minutes getting himself back together while sittin on top of a large snowdrift. Yes I would have done the right thing and helped it out if needed. Beautiful creatures for sure. Bill
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I love animals of all kinds. Amazing creatures
     
  8. hoot619

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    Damn it I can't stop from sticking this in. It is a hawk think it might be form the bird family. They have feathers. This deer season while in my blind notice a white ball near my blind. It was on a stump. With binoculars found out it was the breast of a red hawk looking at me. One hell of a thick wing and long. It never came back in. Beautiful wish I had a picture of it. Ken U
     
  9. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Geez, I thought I'd see Leo, Harlan, Dave and Ricky all sitting at the kitchen table....
     
  10. Big Heap

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    Snowy owls have moved to Western Washington from the Arctic - for the winter.

    I keep searching.
     
  11. Rebel Sympathy

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    As a quail hunter I have mixed feelings about the tremendous growth in the number of hawks around here - not to mention no quail left to hunt. I am in my mid-60's and have never in my life seen so many hawks. Birds of prey are totally cool, but so is having a covey of quail on the place....
     
  12. squirrelkiller

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    Air Wolves. We're in the same boat as Rebel.

    Rod
     
  13. Setterman

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    I like to watch hawks too, but we have way too many. When we train dogs, the birds are released into our quail grass. They don't even last 1 day. We'll find 5 or 6 doves puff balls everytime we dove hunt. The Kestrals are like heat seeking missles with razors.
     
  14. wayneo

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    Here is a couple of juvenile Coopers Hawks. Their cap will get dark and eyes will turn red at about 3 years old. They prefer birds to eat, especially doves, but I have seen them take squirrels.

    Wayne


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  15. donegal shooter

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    She was here this summer eating the drops off my apple trees on the right.Her fawn was in the tall weeds to the left.That's where she was heading in this photo.This was late August.The dog and I saw her a few mornings ago on our morning walk.

    Slainte,Scott
     
  16. tcr1146

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    Great targets at long range with 22-250! Tom Rhoads
     
  17. RickN

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    Tom, just like shooting a feather pillow. Well, so I've heard anyway.
     
  18. B-Rod

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    ChipKing, It looks like an immature Goshawk... Nice birds as they keep everything in balance. Take care, B-Rod
     
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