Bird Identification-- Not a chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TanksHill, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. TanksHill

    TanksHill Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I thought someone here might be able to help on this one. We live in a rural area in north Sn Diego, Ca. Owls, hawks, turkey vulchers are pretty common. Not sure what tis one is. I think maybe an owl? It's head looks like a hawk. It is up in the eucalyptus tree the hawks normally sit in. But the white chest is different. Sorry the camera can't get any closer.

    Any ideas, gina
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  2. plester01

    plester01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a Hawk. They love chickens!
     
  3. TanksHill

    TanksHill Out Of The Brooder

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    the white chest is different than our normal hawks.
     
  4. TanksHill

    TanksHill Out Of The Brooder

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    So this one was on my roof the other day. there were about 10 total circling the valley where I live. Hanging out over my neighbors orchard and my coops. I grabbed my cat and kids and took them all inside. gina
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    this bird was HUGE!! Had at least a 6 to 8 foot wing span.
     
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  5. plester01

    plester01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This last picture is of a Buzzard.
     
  6. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

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    The last picture is a turkey vulture and they usually only eat dead things
     
  7. TanksHill

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    thanks thats reassuring!!![​IMG]
     
  8. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hit one with my truck once. Cracked the windshield, rolled over the roof of the truck and kept on flying, it was huge.

    The first pics are of a hawk, I'm not sure what kind.
     
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  10. TanksHill

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    Thanks guys!!
     

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