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#3490048 - 01/08/12 05:13 PM had a visitor in the backyard this morning  
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#3490068 - 01/08/12 05:44 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]  
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#3490090 - 01/08/12 06:19 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]  
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#3490117 - 01/08/12 06:59 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]  
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Recently met a man who has 2 red tailed hawks that he hunts with. They mostly kill rabbits and squirrels. I am looking forward to going on a hunt with him. We have a nesting pair near our house and see them often. Yesterday one stopped by in the upper branches of an oak tree and finished off a pigeon it had just killed. What powerful flyers!


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#3490132 - 01/08/12 07:32 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]  
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Took me a while to see it lol.


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#3490229 - 01/08/12 09:54 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]  
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My son asked me if he could get a new budgie

The Eagle has landed


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Sons of the hound come here and get flesh
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#3490246 - 01/08/12 10:29 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: Alicatt]  
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Originally Posted By: Alicatt
My son asked me if he could get a new budgie

The Eagle has landed


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#3490339 - 01/09/12 01:51 AM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: Alicatt]  
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Originally Posted By: Alicatt
My son asked me if he could get a new budgie

The Eagle has landed



That is so freaking cool Alicatt! Cheers to your son!

#3490431 - 01/09/12 05:44 AM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]  
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Saw these when I was TDY in Alaska, some marines thought they were tough and one almost got stumped to death....lucky his friends stopped him.




When I was stationed there, Moose use to come into base housing all the time. A little scary when you have young kids running around.


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#3490474 - 01/09/12 09:11 AM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]  
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It's amazing how well his markings conceal him. As others have already mentioned I had trouble spotting him too. It was like looking for Waldo. Now that I see him I can't help but notice him first off.

We used to have red tail hawks in our back yard when I lived in NJ. Great for squirrel population management. Sadly a large contingent of crows moved into the area and drove them off. They kept dive bombing the nest like SBDs toward a flat top. The red tail was stuck between keeping it's nest and the youngins safe and preserving it's own life. It finally opted for the latter, but I think the crows managed to kill what was in the nest before it left.

I had been video taping the hawks but over the years I lost the tape or recorded over it. C'est domage.

#3490478 - 01/09/12 09:41 AM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]  
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he was only 9 when that pic was taken. It was at Aberfoyle in Scotland when we were on holiday there. Now the lad is 15 and 1.87m(6ft1") tall biggrin
I did have a pair of Buzzards nesting on my farm a few years ago, beautiful to watch fly and soar.


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Sons of the hound come here and get flesh
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