Forum Index > Raptors Other than Eagles > Other Raptors -- Questions, Information and General Discussion
 Other Raptors Discussion, News and Q & A
 |  Printable Version
By: soph9 (offline) on Friday, February 05 2010 @ 08:36 PM EST  
soph9

Looks like a juvenile Northern Harrier.....:dunno:


Forum

Status: offline

Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 1630
Maple Ridge, BC
Canada

Profile Email Website PM
   
By: sassyk (offline) on Sunday, February 07 2010 @ 05:36 PM EST  
sassyk

I photographed this hawk on Friday and posted these pix on the Sidney-Victoria Eagles+Wildlife Photos thread. Harry said it is one of the least seen, if ever seen, hawks in our area. If that is the case, then it certainly isn't a red-tailed because we see them quite often. I saw it near the Brentwood Bay eagle nest on Wallace Drive. Can anyone positively ID it for mePuzzled
Click on image to download
Click on image to download
Click on image to download


Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because
then you won't have a leg to stand on! ~ Author Unknown

Member since June 2006


Forum

Status: offline

Registered: 06/21/06
Posts: 12882
Victoria BC Canada

Profile Email   PM
   
By: soph9 (offline) on Monday, February 08 2010 @ 11:24 AM EST  
soph9

not sure it is a Hawk to be honest......hmmmmmmmmmmm Could this be a Golden eagle?


Forum

Status: offline

Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 1630
Maple Ridge, BC
Canada

Profile Email Website PM
   
By: Marg (offline) on Monday, February 08 2010 @ 05:02 PM EST  
Marg

I took this picture when we were in Acapulco, Mexico, we believe these are Albatross.Chin

Click on image to download


aka sunshinecoast member since Aug22/06


Content Provider
[url=http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=482309#482309


Forum

Status: offline

Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 5448
Davis Bay, BC

Profile Email   PM
   
By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, February 08 2010 @ 08:50 PM EST  
sassyk

wavesoph: Here's a link to a site with lots of pix of the Red-tailed 'Harlan's Hawk.
Harlan's Hawk Harry said it is a dark morph red-tailed hawk and another fellow who compiles the Victoria Natural History Society's Annual Bird Count said the same (sometimes referred to as Harlan's hawk). I've posted some info on the Sidney-Victoria Eagles+Wildlife Photos thread.


Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because
then you won't have a leg to stand on! ~ Author Unknown

Member since June 2006


Forum

Status: offline

Registered: 06/21/06
Posts: 12882
Victoria BC Canada

Profile Email   PM
   
By: soph9 (offline) on Monday, February 08 2010 @ 09:20 PM EST  
soph9

Looks good to me sassyk....never heard of a Harlan's hawk but now I have......Thank You


Forum

Status: offline

Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 1630
Maple Ridge, BC
Canada

Profile Email Website PM
   
By: yalitldevl (offline) on Monday, February 08 2010 @ 10:34 PM EST  
yalitldevl

Thanks Judy and Soph for this great thread love

Yupper Kay that second pic from the bottom on that site is identical to your perched pic chest markings and all. The one I mean says Juvenile dark-morph Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk. Gee I learn something everyday on here, now if I could just retain it. I bet we'll see all kinds of great raptors here

Iíve started a file of species Iíve got pics of and of course here my favorite raptor is our Bald Eagles but hereís three others Iíve collected along the way. On top of these Iíve gotten red-tailed and rough-legged hawks also.

This first one is a Merlin

Click on image to download

This wee cute guy is a Northern Shrike. He impales his meals for safe keeping, not as cute as he looks.

Click on image to download

This last one is an American Kestrel that has been the bane of my existence. Heís very hard to catch and Iíve yet to get a good shot of him but Iím still trying. Titter

Click on image to download


I would rather spend my life close to the birds than wishing I had wings

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state. ~ Emerson


Forum

Status: offline

Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 12502
On Lake Huron,
Ontario

Profile     PM
   
By: yalitldevl (offline) on Monday, February 08 2010 @ 10:44 PM EST  
yalitldevl

In case this helps somebody down the road with IDíing a Merlin, hereís a view showing the chest markings.

Click on image to download


I would rather spend my life close to the birds than wishing I had wings

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state. ~ Emerson


Forum

Status: offline

Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 12502
On Lake Huron,
Ontario

Profile     PM
   



 All times are EST. The time is now 11:45 AM.
Normal Topic Normal Topic
Locked Topic Locked Topic
Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
New Post New Post
Sticky Topic W/ New Post Sticky Topic W/ New Post
Locked Topic W/ New Post Locked Topic W/ New Post
View Anonymous Posts 
Able to Post 
HTML Allowed 
Censored Content 

?

Please Donate

Please Donate!

Current & Ongoing Promotions

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Account





Sign up as a New User
Lost your password?