Local Resident

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by OA3D, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. OA3D

    OA3D New Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Otterville
    Here are a pair of pics that I took about 5 minutes ago of our new resident. My not be special to some but these winged predators are real new to me.
    The tree it's in is about 25 yards off my back deck. It sits there keeping an eye on all the little birds that feed on our half dozen or so feeders.
    Can anyone give me a good id, I know it's a hawk and can't tell if it's a red-tailed or chicken or what.
     
  2. OA3D

    OA3D New Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Otterville
    Second .....
     

  3. MObuckman

    MObuckman Active Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Fenton
    i'm not sure, but i think that may be a coopers hawk....here is a pic of a simlar bird i took a pic of in our backyard
     
  4. Brake

    Brake Active Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Livingston Co MO
    not sure but great pic
     
  5. Not sure but i can tell it aint no redtail.

    chad
     
  6. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I believe it is either a juvenile red-tailed hawk or a sharp shinned hawk. I'll post a pic of both. 1st one is juvenile red-tailed hawk
     
  7. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    sharp shinned hawk. Sharp-shinned Hawks are often seen chasing and feeding on songbirds at backyard bird feeders.
     
  8. I dont think its a redtail because in the second picture it looks to have a solid colored chest and not spotty like a redtail. And his tail is longer thah a redtail looks like to me.
     
  9. Crappie

    Crappie Slab Master

    Its a Predator for sure..