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Dec 04, 2015 11:20 |  #1

My raptor album is almost non-existent. So when I got to my Osprey site finally a sunny day, I had a pleasant bonus, my first Red-tailed Hawk. See them all the time in Illinois, but never got close.

Showing how he got his name-

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Dec 04, 2015 11:36 |  #2

Wow what a great set Rog! They sure let you know when you're interrupting whatever they're doing!


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Dec 04, 2015 11:44 |  #3

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Wow what a great set Rog! They sure let you know when you're interrupting whatever they're doing!

Many, many thanks, Ian. Coming from a raptor expert means a lot. Now on to in-flite shots, hopefully.
Any thoughts on the hawk's prey? Black and white feathers-I wondered if he would take on an Osprey? Wouldn't think so. Certainly no unfledged young this time of year?!? So, guessing pigeon or Laughing Gull perhaps. Just curious.


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Dec 04, 2015 12:08 as a reply to  @ ardeekay's post |  #4

Ha, I was going to ask you the same question. I was thinking gull too.


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Dec 04, 2015 12:58 |  #5

Great series Rog. Most enjoyable to view these.:-)


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Dec 04, 2015 13:06 |  #6

Great shots! This is a really great series!


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Dec 04, 2015 14:05 |  #7

Thanks, guys, appreciate the kind words.

For ID of the prey purposes, an extreme crop that isn't too graphic. Note the pattern on the feather closest to the camera and on what looks like tail feathers in upper left. These are also somewhat pointed. But what really caught my attention is the black toe and talon in front of the hawk's right foot. Pretty sure that's not the hawks.;-)a Unless there's webbing not showing, rule out ducks and maybe gulls(?). So, ??

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Love a good mystery. Sure it won't be for some of you. Thank you.

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Dec 04, 2015 17:25 |  #8

Grew shots Rog. I'm partial to the red tail since I get to see lots of ospreys. As for CSI Port Aransas I haven't a clue


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Dec 04, 2015 17:28 |  #9

Great stuff Rog!


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Dec 04, 2015 17:29 |  #10

You've got the light (sun) hitting it at a nice angle to accentuate the red color. Great shot


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Dec 04, 2015 20:27 |  #11

Awesome set Rog. Very cool.


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Dec 04, 2015 20:37 |  #12

CaptBob wrote in post #17807457 (external link)
Grew shots Rog. I'm partial to the red tail since I get to see lots of ospreys. As for CSI Port Aransas I haven't a clue

Can understand that, Capt. Thank you but not sure what the CSI stands for.:oops:

mandokid1 wrote in post #17807460 (external link)
Great stuff Rog!

Many thanks, Denis.

Ahazra wrote in post #17807462 (external link)
You've got the light (sun) hitting it at a nice angle to accentuate the red color. Great shot

Like to think that was planned, but just happened where the road and pole lined up.:-) Thank you.

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Awesome set Rog. Very cool.

Thanks, Peter.


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Dec 04, 2015 21:03 |  #13

Very nice set Rog! As for the prey, it looks like the southern lunch bird to me!:lol:


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Dec 05, 2015 03:53 |  #14

Well done Rog.


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Dec 05, 2015 04:47 |  #15

daverator wrote in post #17807692 (external link)
Very nice set Rog! As for the prey, it looks like the southern lunch bird to me!:lol:

Ah, of course, I should have known that! "Special of the Day" :lol:Many thanks, Dave.

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Well done Rog.

Thank you, Red.


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