Can anyone help me identify this Hawk/Falcon?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by asolano76, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. asolano76

    asolano76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have lost some chickens and I know these aren't the best pics but he wont let me get any closer even at the closest zoom of my camera. I think under its wings and under tailed are striped.

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  2. djmooney

    djmooney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i googled it and i found that it looks allot like a young red tailed hawk. look for yourself on google. the pics look really similar. just google juvenile red taled hawk
     
  3. Farmer Brown

    Farmer Brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what state are you in, some birds are regional.
     
  4. asolano76

    asolano76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in Frederick, MD......
     
  5. asolano76

    asolano76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've looked at so many pics on google...its so hard to tell. Was hoping someone that knows a little more than me could help.
     
  6. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    I think it's a first year red tail. If it doesn't have the red underneath it's tail when it flies, then I would guess Kestrel which is a falcom (yep, that's howe it's spelled...Ask Hawk Mountain [​IMG]) I think it's a subspecies of the falcon family.
     
  7. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that it looks like a juvenile red-tailed hawk. They're pretty much everywhere, with some regional color variations. They're the ones incorrectly nick-named "chicken hawks". All birds of prey are protected by federal law, so don't shoot it!
     
  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Yup a young redtail.
     
  9. asolano76

    asolano76 Out Of The Brooder

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    No intention to shoot it at all.....Just driving me crazy trying to figure out what it is. We put netting up and I think he can't get to the girls now but it still makes me crazy to know what it is.
     
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    CDs' hung on strings from things will help keep the hawk away. People said it has worked.
     

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