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10 minutes ago, Jefferson Shank said:

It's a Red-shouldered Hawk. Note the translucent crescents on the last picture.

Agree with Red-shouldered Hawk.

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2 hours ago, Jefferson Shank said:

The Red-shouldered Hawk is one of my "Wish-list" birds.

come pay me a visit. ive got a SLEW out here... about the only kind of hawk i see

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come pay me a visit. I've got a SLEW out here... about the only kind of hawk i see

If you pay for fuel or an airplane ticket, maybe I would!

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9 hours ago, Jefferson Shank said:

The Red-shouldered Hawk is one of my "Wish-list" birds.

Come to central SC.  I'll put you on three before lunch.

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I have a pair living on my property. I usually see them sitting in the trees.

I haven't seen them high in the sky soaring that's why I had a hard time with the ID.

Thanks again

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On 3/11/2020 at 8:54 PM, Jefferson Shank said:

The Red-shouldered Hawk is one of my "Wish-list" birds.

 

On 3/11/2020 at 11:30 PM, insanityslave said:

come pay me a visit. ive got a SLEW out here... about the only kind of hawk i see

 

On 3/12/2020 at 6:00 AM, Charlie Spencer said:

Come to central SC.  I'll put you on three before lunch.

Come to north central TX. And I'll show you one within fifteenth minutes.  

Can you not find a Red-shouldered Hawk in Pennsylvania?

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Can you not find a Red-shouldered Hawk in Pennsylvania?

They're uncommon, but their are a few around. I just haven't seen one yet...

I just turned 14 (on March 7) so I got a long time to look for them yet!

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8 minutes ago, Jefferson Shank said:

They're uncommon, but their are a few around.

I agree with this statement. Red-shoulders are not the easiest hawk to see in the the north, but they become abundant in the southern states, especially in areas with plenty of water.

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6 hours ago, akandula said:

especially in areas with plenty of water.

That's what I was going to recommend, checking marshy / swampy / boggy / wet areas.  

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10 hours ago, Kevin said:

 

 

Come to north central TX. And I'll show you one within fifteenth minutes.  

Can you not find a Red-shouldered Hawk in Pennsylvania?

i never saw one in the 20 yrs i lived in ohio. ... that said, a lot of that time was not spent as a 'birder' and when it was, it was not very 'serious.'  red taileds though... a dime a dozen. 

 

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We seem to have a lot of them here in Georgia. They are noisy birds...often heard from a distance with a piercing sheer, sheer, sheer. Blue Jays will mimic this call.

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14 hours ago, Jefferson Shank said:

They're uncommon, but their are a few around. I just haven't seen one yet...

I just turned 14 (on March 7) so I got a long time to look for them yet!

In the northeast like New England and the Great Lakes, Broad-winged Hawks are pretty common in summer - in many more forested areas the most common hawk - while Red-shouldered Hawks are generally pretty uncommon. 

It is nowhere near as easy to find Red-shouldered in the northeast as it is in the southeast or in California. 

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