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Red Shouldered Hawk

Red Shouldered Hawk
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AFS 300mm F4+1.4TC
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-17 20:54
Viewed: 1469
Points: 10
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This hawk flew into our yard today at sunset. I was able to squeeze off a few shots as it settled in a tree too far for really good viewing, but managed to get something rather reasonable despite the extreme crop. I used my D7000 with the Nikon 300 mm + TC-II tele to get as much telephoto reach as possible.

The short tail and lighter colored back are similar to those seen in images of a Broad Winged Hawk on birding sites.

At this point, I'm inclined to agree with Ron Tuslaw that it is a Broad Winged Hawk, but also Merlin makes a good point that it should not be here at this time of year, and must therefore be a red shouldered hawk, as I have retitled the picture.

Great learning opportunity for me. Thanks to Tuslaw and Merlin for their thoughts.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To pirate: Thanks for your suggestionAlan_Kolnik 1 01-18 06:14
To tuslaw: I think you are correct - this is a Broad WingedAlan_Kolnik 1 01-18 06:05
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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-17 22:08]
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Hello Alan,
A nice close-up shot of this fine looking hawk. I am wondering about the ID though, it has black and white bands on it's tail similar to a Broad Winged hawk. Coopers Hawks, even immature ones are black and gray banded and their tails are longer and more narrow. Beautiful colors and great eye contact.

hallo Alan
great pose of this bird
great details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2015-01-18 6:03]
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Hi Alan
beautiful picture of this nice Hawk, but I agree with Ron that this is not a Cooper's Hawk which has much longer tail, imho it may be a Red-shouldered Hawk

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-18 14:14]

Hi Alan,this is very very good,despite the distance.But the light were perfect to take the bright colors of plumage,good sharpness too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Alan

Excellent close-up shot of this bird of prey, fine POV and appropriate
vertical framing, beautiful lateral light, beautiful warm color tones of the hawk, TFS


Excelente foto in d sence of color n framing.

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