A bird flew into our window today and died- what is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crayon, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is an argument here if this is a partridge or a hawk or a falcon- we are in North East Michigan.....

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  2. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have a shot of it's head? Is that it's beak showing on the right?
     
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  3. zeely

    zeely Out Of The Brooder

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    it looks like a grouse.
     
  4. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I added some images to my OP..... It flew and hit a bedroom window and shattered it all the way across the room. I would say it is about 5lbs
     
  5. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a close one to the the face

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  7. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it's a hawk, it should have long, curved very scary looking talons.
    we had a juvenile hawk get in our chicken coop and had to catch it to get it back out - it couldn't "see" the door. talons were a full half circle of dagger, about the same size and curve as the outer rim of a quarter.
     
  8. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some sort of grouse or quail
     
  9. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote Grouse.
     
  10. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ruffed grouse i think. poor thing [​IMG]
     
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