What type of bird is this....

Re: What type of bird is this....

PostBy: ceccil On: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:54 am

Looks like a Red Tail Hawk to me. Definitely a hawk though. We have two right around our area that I see quite often. They will sit in a tree for hours and not move at all, just scanning the fields. I had one take off right next to the car last summer along the highway. When it got airborn, I realized it was clutching a snake in his talon. :shock: Must have been about 3 ft. long. Happened to quick to be able to take a pic. Amazing sight.

Jeff
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Re: What type of bird is this....

PostBy: ken On: Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:12 pm

They must like snakes. :D I have a pair of red shoulder hawks that nest in the front side yard. One day I was watching them and out of my left eye I see something , I turn and theres the adult with a snake. Flyed about 30 ft in front of me. Was cool.
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Re: What type of bird is this....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:18 pm

We have a bunch of Red-Tails around here. They usually do laps over my yard in the summer looking for tasty rodents. 8-) Cool birds.

My father watched one divebomb a snake in his yard about 20 feet in front of him. Could see the thing squirming in it;s talons -- Awesome sight! 8-)
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Re: What type of bird is this....

PostBy: mr1precision On: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:40 pm

I have a family of them around my place. I havent seen too many chippies around anymore. :o
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Re: What type of bird is this....

PostBy: ken On: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:42 pm

Ya , thats true here too. :D Dam pretty rats , thats all they are.
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Re: What type of bird is this....

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:48 pm

I always liked to call them rats with raceing stripes.
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Re: What type of bird is this....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:08 am

Just like their bigger furry cousin ... the gray one with the bushy tail -- A.K.A tree rat. :lol: :D
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