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Baby Hawk?

Discussion in 'Birds' started by The Clam, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. A friend saw what she thinks is a baby hawk just sitting on the roof of a car on her street in Brooklyn, grabbed her camera and took these. Is she right (about the hawk, not about it being Brooklyn:tongue:) ?

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    BTW, I thought these were great. Taken with D50 and 70-300VR.
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Awww American Kestrel juvie looks like to me
    Falcon family

    Cute as can be
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    As usual, my very good gal pal Galeeeee is correct. A very cute Kestrel fledgling. :smile:
     
  4. Is there no limit to the knowledge available here? Thanks Gale and Frank.
     
  5. Nice Shot, BTW it is a Female
     
  6. Gale or the bird? Seriously, how can you tell?
     
  7. The Bared wing the male wing is grey and the Striped Breast the male has a more spotted breast.

    Here is a picture of the 2 Male is on the left
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  8. Excellent shot Gary. Thanks for the info.
     
  9. Glad to help
     
  10. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thanks Gary
     
  11. Excellent capture! Kestrels seem to be moving in closer into the cities these days. They can dine on all the pigeons they want - thankfully!!! (in the city, pigeons = flying rats).
     
  12. These little guys are a real hoot!

    Thanks for posting the pics
    JohnG
     
  13. This little one was on a parked car on a fairly busy residential street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn about 2 blocks from the East River. That's maybe 1/2 mile from midtown Manhattan (as the Kestrel flies).
     
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