Can you help me please

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by canepole, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Just wondering if anybody knows what kinda bird this is, it landed on our bell this afternoon.I think its some kinda hawk. The wife say's its a golden Eagle.
    Thanks Tom
     

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  2. dankitch

    dankitch New Member

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    looks like a hawk to me...but I'm not much of a bird person
     

  3. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Tom,
    Not sure what it IS but a Golden Eagle it ISN'T. Goldies are much bigger...W
     
  4. canepole

    canepole New Member

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  5. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz New Member

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    Hi Tom,
    I can't tell from that pic what kind of hawk it is since so many of them resemble each other. What I can tell you is that it does not look like a Golden Eagle.

    While much of TN is part of the Golden's winter range, the
    Goldens have feathers clear down their legs and covering most of their toes. Hawks do not.

    Goldens average 2-1/2 feet in length with a wingspan that averages 6-1/2 Ft. wide. On average hawks are smaller in your area.

    Hope that helps.
     
  6. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    We got both around here. That is a Hawk. I would say red tail.
    Thanks for posting that. If I had time I would post a pic of that bird full grown.
    Had 2 in my trees cecking out the squrrials.
     
  7. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    my dad was a falconer in my youth and from the pic id say it is a red shoulder a member of the hawk family its smaller than a red tail but bigger than a sparrow hawk .
    thanks for sharing the pic
     
  8. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Well what ever it is ,it's a good looking bird. I love watching birds.Thanks for sharing the picture.
     
  9. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Canepole

    I agree with what you found. It appears to be very mature.
     
  10. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Well I got up this morning and looked outside and there he was again setting right beside of our purple martins house on the ground, I think the ol hawk has moved into the area, There's a great big nest down and the bottom of our land. Here's another picture.
     

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  11. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    some advice tom if you have small pets :lol: you might want to keep them up . they dont call them chicken hawks for nothing . granted they usualy prefer smaller food choices like mice and rabbits they have been known to take smaller birds and squerrils aswell , a chawawa (sc) would make a good meal .
     
  12. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    Here are a couple pic's from my house. We call these Red tail Hawks.
    By pic its hard to tell. When viewing top side their tails look more of a darker red type brown. My neighbor had a baby cat and one came down from tree and took it for food.
    They get squirrels now and then. Those in pic's was about 2 foot tall. Nice wing spread.
    They glide through my back yard sometimes. They cool birds.
     
  13. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    thanks for the pic's. Just now noticed them....
     
  14. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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  15. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    If you ever see it take off you will know if it is a Red Tail or not. The rust (red) tail feathers are unmistakeable. It That one looks like a Red Shouldered Hawk. If you ever see a Golden or Bald Eagle up close and personal in the wild, you will know it instantly, they are huge, regal, beautiful creatures. I almost wrecked the truck last year when i saw a Bald Eagle perched on a log in one of my favorite spots.
     
  16. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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