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#3490048 - 01/08/12 12:13 PM had a visitor in the backyard this morning
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Love watching hawks fly



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#3490068 - 01/08/12 12:44 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]
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#3490090 - 01/08/12 01:19 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: piper]
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Perfect camo as well.
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#3490117 - 01/08/12 01:59 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 02:32 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 04:54 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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#3490246 - 01/08/12 05:29 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: Alicatt]
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My son asked me if he could get a new budgie

The Eagle has landed


Beautiful yep

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#3490339 - 01/08/12 08:51 PM Re: had a visitor in the backyard this morning [Re: Alicatt]
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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!

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#3490431 - 01/09/12 12:44 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 04:11 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.

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