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Katelyn Davis

Bird call Sharp-Shinned Hawk or Merlin? Or neither

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These recordings are from today in WNY. I’ve been hearing/seeing this bird for about a month now at sunset. It’s too hard to make out what it is because of the light level but today I finally got some recordings. I thought it matched a Merlin based on the frequency of the call but the pitch doesn’t match. There were two smaller birds (what I assume to be the ones calling) and one that was a little larger. They would sit at the top of a pine tree and then all fly off and call together. 

State University of New York at Fredonia 15.m4a Scree eee e e e e 14.m4a

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I couldn't get a closeup, but if this video comes through, do you recognize the flight? It is of a “boil” of 6 flying in southern NH. The underside of wings in white as well as part of the tail, so sharped shinned hawk? Your identifier led me to red-shouldered hawk.

 

 

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Your post will get more responses if you make a new topic. My guess is broad-winged, but I honestly am having a hard time ruling out turkey vulture from the video. 

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3 hours ago, Jac said:

I couldn't get a closeup, but if this video comes through, do you recognize the flight? It is of a “boil” of 6 flying in southern NH. The underside of wings in white as well as part of the tail, so sharped shinned hawk? Your identifier led me to red-shouldered hawk.

 

 

 

2 hours ago, Avery said:

Your post will get more responses if you make a new topic. My guess is broad-winged, but I honestly am having a hard time ruling out turkey vulture from the video. 

 

21 minutes ago, hbvol50 said:

Look like turkey vultures to me

These are all posted under my topic but don't seem to have anything to do with my original post. 

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3 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

@Katelyn Davis I think this one will remain unidentified.  It looks like no one knows.  Sorry, sometimes birding is like that.

Yeah :/ I will continue looking for it and bring my binoculars next time so I can actually identify it. 

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