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Discussion in 'Quail' started by peewee, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. peewee

    peewee Songster

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    I was out cleaning the quail pen today and saw a shadow fly over the pen. All the birds went nuts than froze as still as a statue. I went out to see what had scared everybody so badly and saw this guy sitting on a limb hanging just over the quail pen. I am so glad that I never go out to the quail pen without my camera. He was only about five feet from me and never even blinked while I was taking his picture. He must have hung out with us for a good 10 minutes before he got board with us.


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  2. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    Nice pics! Do you know what kind of hawk?
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Looks Like A Younger Red Tail Hawk.
     
  4. Robo

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  5. peewee

    peewee Songster

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    Thank for the answer guys. I really had no idea if it was a red tail or a red shoulder.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    hope the quail run was covered. ..
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Songster

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    If it wasn't they would have escaped on their own anyway.
     

  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    SHE HAS SOME VERY NICE PENS SET UP... LOOK UP SOME OF HER WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHY AND YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THEM [​IMG] AS WELL AS ENJOY HER GIFT WITH A CAMERA
     
  9. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    for comparison:

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    Red tailed hawk

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    Red Shouldered Hawk

    It's a red shouldered. no red tail and a colored breast and red wing patches. A young redtail would have a speckled breast and no red anywhere.
     
  10. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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