Hawk Pics

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Hawk Pics

Postby KankRat » Dec Sat 23, 2017 9:19 pm

Hope every one of you peeps is having a bomb-diggity holiday. The Kasick homestead sends out an internet air burst wish of love, happiness and prosperity. Merry Christmas or whatever floats your boat to all.
Here is what I consider to be my best shot of the day. i apologize for the watermark and i hope it isn't too distracting.

ImageDSC_7803 by Mark Kasick, on Flickr
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Re: Hawk Pics

Postby PuddleJumper » Dec Sun 24, 2017 12:06 am

That's a absolutely beautiful pic of a absolutely beautiful bird. Well done! :thumbup:
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Postby vman01 » Dec Sun 24, 2017 2:06 am

You captured that bird looking at his next meal or maybe you I think. Fantastic shot.
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Postby KankRat » Dec Sun 24, 2017 9:25 am

vman01 wrote:You captured that bird looking at his next meal or maybe you I think. Fantastic shot.
Thanks and have a great holiday as well.


Thanks guys. It was for sure looking for anything moving. I took my pics up close then backed off quickly to let him get back to the noble task of reducing rodent populations. I have some more descent shots, that one has a lot of character though.
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Postby KankRat » Dec Sun 24, 2017 9:33 am

I spotted this Rough-legged Hawk overhead. These guys are wintering here, they spend their summers in Arctic and arctic coasts. Pretty cool huh?
[ImageRough-Legged Hawk by Mark Kasick, on Flickr
Looks like a red-tail- not really.
Here is a Red-tailed Hawk- the most common hawk around here. You can identify them by the "comma marking on the wing , the leading dark edge on the wing, any dark band on the bellyImageRed-Tailed Hawk by Mark Kasick, on Flickr
They are in the same genus. Red tail is Buteo jamaicensis, rough legged is Buteo lagopus
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Postby KankRat » Dec Sun 24, 2017 9:38 am

Rough legs have feathers all the way down to the feet too.
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Postby Rambler » Dec Sun 24, 2017 10:00 am

Great, great shots - thanks for posting. Any Great Snowy sightings?
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Postby Aux Pleins » Dec Sun 24, 2017 10:09 am

Good ones!
Nature and shit.
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Postby KankRat » Dec Sun 24, 2017 11:50 am

Rambler wrote:Great, great shots - thanks for posting. Any Great Snowy sightings?

Not in a long time. There have been sighted on the lakefront this year. A lot of people go to Montrose Harbor to look for them. There is a spot there called the Magic Hedge, popular with bird people.
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Postby Rambler » Dec Sun 24, 2017 12:03 pm

Been visiting the magic hedge for years - not in the past few months. Have to get down there soon.
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Postby vman01 » Dec Mon 25, 2017 3:40 am

The underside markings of that rough legged hawk are really spectacular. Thanks for posting those and explaining the difference between the 2.
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Postby KankRat » Dec Mon 25, 2017 9:10 am

The northern harrier is one more that you will see about this time of year. When you see them hunt, which is usually over big open grassy fields, you will know why they named the airplane after them. The give away for ID is the white patch on the rump.

Not my video, wish it was.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeLIgnRtcqM
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Re: Hawk Pics

Postby JustinCarf » Dec Fri 29, 2017 12:53 pm

You always have the killer shots dude! Thanks for sharing!
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