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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Some backyard squirrel troubles...the blue jays tried to run him off but he paid 'em no mind at all.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:01 pm 
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What raptor is that, JD?? I like raptors and have handled many of the local ones, quite some Aussie and NZ ones too; that fellow looks a little intimidating.... :-? :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:10 pm 
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My wife thinks it's a brown falcon.....I go with red shouldered hawk. Both of us are probably wrong.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:31 pm 
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Squirrels are much tastier than Vienna Sausages JD. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:50 pm 
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Looks like a Red-tailed Hawk to me - pretty common here in Texas, particularly during winter - but they aren't as tasty as squirrels !!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:56 am 
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Jead wrote:
Squirrels are much tastier than Vienna Sausages JD. :)

But they are much faster :D
Joe :oops:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:32 am 
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Definitely an immature red-tailed hawk. You sure it was a squirrel OC, that tail under talons hints at a chipmunk?

This past January we had a northern goshawk intercept a blue jay midflight about 4 feet above the snow cover in our front yard. By the time my wife ran in and back out with her Nikon it had skedaddled, breakfast in hand and a second goshawk in pursuit intent on thievery I'm thinking.

Red-tailed's have a really haunting scream when quartering over a field hunting. A very common raptor up here in Minny.

Great pics, OC! Thanks for making my morning coffee more enjoyable.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:38 am 
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@DrDave: so what is your favorite squirrel recipe?

Agreed on hawk flavor... sorta' cross between bald eagle and trumpeter swan, dont'cha think?

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