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Old November 21st, 2010, 07:59 PM
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My bird feeder visitor

This fella has been hanging around my feeder lately. I love watching him but I am not crazy about why he is there. The birds are mostly smart enough to stay away when he is there but I'm sure he has had a few meals. I see the feathers.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 08:12 PM
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WOW, he is stunning though.

Yes it is sad the reason he is there. Poor birdies.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 09:12 PM
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He really is spectacular .

I know what you mean about when you find feathers .
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14+ what kind of bird is he?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:26 AM
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I *think* it may be a Redtail Hawk but I'm not entirely sure. It hangs around most of the year but not normally this close. I usually see it by our pine trees across the length of a field.
I love watching them fly. They are magnificent. I just wish he would feed on mice more than other birds.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:33 AM
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He looks like a Coopers hawk to me...here is a similiar picture of one.

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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:39 AM
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Thanks Winston! That makes sense. He isn't a huge bird. I really suck at identifying birds.
He doesn't seem in a hurry to migrate to warmer climates. I noticed the turkey vultures all took off a few weeks ago. One day they were here, next day gone.
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Yes,they are starting to come here too,I hardly see any in the summer,but as soon as it gets colder,they are here every day.
They are very beautiful...my Pigeons and other birds don't agree
I too see feathers around,I have a smaller Hawk and a larger one coming,mostly they go for the Pigeons but it's nature,they all have to eat to survive.
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