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The Bird Nuts

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  1. 6 hours ago, chipperatl said:

    Why isn't number 3 a RSHA? Β Those secondaries look pretty nicely dark/white/dark/white/dark, tail longer than wings, and the brown spotting goes all the way up the chest.

    Yep, 3 is a Red-shouldered.Β  Also add bright yellow cere to the field marks.

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  2. 15 hours ago, Colton V said:

    It’s a Rough-legged Hawk with its pale head and pale base to the tail feathers. Sharp-shinned would be slimmer, with a longer, thickly barred tail.Β 
    edit: Habitat is also a helpful clue. Rough-legged hawks prefer large, flat open areas like where you were, while sharpies are more likely to be found in forested areas.Β 


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