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My friend saw this massive bird by her home in Folsom, California this afternoon. She sees hawks periodically but this one is huge. 

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Zooming into the bird on the tree I'd want to call it a hawk... but don't quote me on that. Size is hard to judge as well.

The bird flying, I do wonder if someone could see the profile of the wings, etc and have an idea... I do think species will be difficult on this one... is for me, for sure.
I did want to say that the picture of the bird flying lines up perfectly with the wire. Looks like it's part of it or something on the wires. ha...

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First impression was Red-tailed Hawk based on color (dark brown head, buff breast) and shape, but I can't be 100% certain.

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Thank you everyone for your help! I told my friend your opinions and she was really excited. She also promised me she would buy a field guide and binoculars.  Thank you so much!!!

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