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  1. 7 minutes ago, Linda Hillard said:

    KLG,  Just letting you know that I've borrowed your pictures of the red shouldered hawk. A few days ago I heard a bunch of birds 

    making quite a racket in my back yard. I guess they were very upset because one of those hawks was holding down a blue jay.  There are at least 2 of them that hang out here. I saw them today and one of them landed right under my bird feeder! I certainly didn't have a chance to take a picture of them. So thanks for sharing yours.   Linda in Muskogee,OK

    Linda

    Yay! ? I'm so happy you were able to use my pix to help you! Sounds like you might have a breeding pair, like I do in my neighborhood.

  2. 2 minutes ago, Kevin said:

    Most definitely. There is also a Blue Jay, and a Northern Mockingbird(the mock is the one with the white wing patches) in the second photo.

    https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-shouldered_Hawk/overview

    Welcome to Whatbird @KLG

    Thanks so much for the link @Kevin. I actually just started using Merlin so I can have a life list, and used the Red-shouldered pictures to narrow in. But wanted to make sure, since I'm so new at this and it said they were "uncommon" in my area.

    I thought that other picture with the two birds in flight was really neat, like little jet fighters. Thanks for helping me know what they are too ?.

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  3. I'm just beginning my bird journey, identifying birds in my neighborhood here in Tulsa Oklahoma.

    Red-tailed hawks are supposedly super common around here. But I've seen a couple of hawks during my morning walks (Dec 2021) and they don't quite look like the red-tails pictures to me. To my amateur eyes, and those of my neighbor, they look like red-shouldered hawks.

    Could someone more experienced take a look at these pictures and tell me what they think? The first picture, atop the mailbox post, was taken about 2 weeks ago. The other 3 pictures were taken the day of this posting. Pictures 1 & 2 were taken in the same general area. Pictures 3 & 4 were taken in a different area about 800 feet away (straight line). I was practically underneath it, but couldn't get around to see the back because of where it was.

    PS How evocative is it to see a hawk juxtaposed by a recycling bin?!?! And it just sat there as we walked slowly by, not more than 10 feet across the street.

    Thanks so much.

    KLG

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