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  1. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I know it's a hawk but it's not in my book anywhere....:(

    Not my gratest shot but still, clear enough to tell I assume.

    Shot with Vivatar 400mm on Vivitar 2X TC on Canon TLb handheld
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    Very hard to tell by this shot, the colors are almost to red.

    what was the color of the tail and was there any white on it? also wing markings?

    It may be a Red tailed hawk. not sure though
     
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    I never got a good look at his tail, I mean I was pretty close but despite that I could not get a look at the tail. The wings looked much like the chest, White striped
     
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    At this point im going to try and help you out and say Red Tailed Hawk or Red Shouldered Hawk.

    If anyone can correct me on this, do so.
     
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    Immature Cooper's hawk if I'm seeing it right.
     
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    could be, but the legs seem awfully short for a Cooper's hawk
     
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    Also keep in mind this was spotted in Western New York.

    It is entirely possible it was immature, that would explain why it does not appear in my field book, the only immature raptor that has visual reference in that book is the bald eagle.
     

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