Preying.......

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by The Sheriff, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    This was sitting in the tree watching my chickens this morning.

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    Then this flew onto a nearby branch. They had a stare down for about 15 seconds and the first one flew off.

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    The first is a hawk, right? What about the second?

    Thanks,

    Mary

    p.s sorry about the quality. I had my 400 lens and then I enlarged it.
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    Yes, the first is a hawk, the 2nd is a woodpecker.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think the second one is a flicka. If so, it prefers insects. It's probably trying to get farther south in this weather.
     
  4. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Certainly looks like the picture of a flicka:
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  5. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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