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42 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

Sharing this pic of a Red-shouldered Hawk as my best picture of the day, and posing a question:

Is that middle talon placement normal?

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It’s just got its leg under its feathers, with the foot poking out near the middle. The leg doesn’t actually start there.

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1 hour ago, MizKatie said:

My 22 year old son took these with my Samsung phone today. It was pouring rain, Florida, and we’ve only had 2 of them. We were shocked to see 5. Wish they were better photos but we are exited.

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It is always fun to see Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks!

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2 hours ago, MizKatie said:

My 22 year old son took these with my Samsung phone today. It was pouring rain, Florida, and we’ve only had 2 of them. We were shocked to see 5. Wish they were better photos but we are exited.

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I love that it looks like the one is wearing the ibis on its head. 😂

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1 hour ago, Jodi Nielson said:

Well, here's his tail, school me please.  I've only seen Cooper's around here, so...1193933832_juvenilecooperswithsnake.JPG.0f07598348c6837c0b9322f0907f92d4.JPG

The first photo, the biggest clue is eye color. Cooper's Hawks have yellow eyes as young ones, and red as adults. Brown eyes on yours means it's not an Accipiter. Also note the white striping you can see on the wing.

The second shot, the stripes are different on a young red-shouldered hawk vs an adult, but you can see the "crescent" near the end of the righthand wing in this shot. One way to identify soaring Red-shouldered is those crescents.

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