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This is a discussion on Take Out Window within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This guy was across the canal on the neighbors bird feeder. He is a real ...

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    This guy was across the canal on the neighbors bird feeder. He is a real killing machine. We have seen piles of feathers in the yard.
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    He's a beauty! Kind of small for a red shouldered. Broad winged, maybe?

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    Such a lot of barring on the breast... at least from this angle.. My guess would be an immature (non-breeding) Coopers.

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    I would never argue with Diane Thumb - she's too smart.

    See? I'm not being mean. I didn't say anything about you being a bird brain...

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    hehe...it looks like something that would eat smaller birds but I can be wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post
    hehe...it looks like something that would eat smaller birds but I can be wrong
    and maybe a few smaller pets too !!! Raptors have been known to do that.

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    If it is a Coopers, then it is an accipiter, whose main diet is other birds. They will take small mamals or insects if nothing else is available. Red Tailed are buteos, and they focus on hunting mamals, reptiles and insects.

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    Hey there, Bird-brain...uh...I mean, Bird brilliant,

    Are there classes of hawks, such as accipters and buteos - any others? And how are they differentiated? Is it diet, or physical form? And what are the "classes" called. As in "sections" of a genera in orchids.

    Thanks - I love learning how things are classified! Even if my merlins look like grouse!

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    We have a large hawk that preys on our birds. He got a large white winged dove, had the nerve to eat it in my Indian Laurel tree and drop its feathers all over my yard. My husband hung a canvas about 3 feet off the ground and feeds the birds under it or the hawk swoops down and gets them....while we are sitting or standing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    If it is a Coopers, then it is an accipiter, whose main diet is other birds. They will take small mamals or insects if nothing else is available. Red Tailed are buteos, and they focus on hunting mamals, reptiles and insects.
    Osprey are exclusively fish eaters. A very interesting situation occured here year before last. A late nesting pair of great horned owls raised two chicks across the street from an early nesting pair of osprey. Both were raising their young in previously built nests on power pole nest platforms of the same height. I'm sure the osprey were aware of the danger from the owls, but did the owls know their chicks were safe from the ospreys? It was fun to watch the growth and fledging. Some osprey chicks seem to hang around the parents for a particulary long time (like mockingbird chicks). Seems like the parents should say "Get a job, junior!"

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