On the hunt

Discussion in 'Birds' started by PEPPER PETE, May 23, 2007.

  1. For those of you that saw my post on the Racoon while sitting in my patio in the back yard a couple days ago I was able to get another surprise the following day. Again just relaxing as the sun was going down I heard the flaping of wings and to my surprise this is what I was able to see happen right in front of me about 30 feet away. Not sure what the raptor is, can someone let me know.
    Pete

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  2. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Looks like a Kestrel to me. Nice captures.
     
  3. Nice behavorial series Peter
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    nooooooooooooo not my dove:<((((((
    Great catch

    I got such a pretty pic of a dove today
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    I always feel I will have a good day if I see a dove in the morning
     
  5. Thanks Jimmy, I think your right.
    Pete
    Thank you Gary, It sure is different.
    Pete
    I love to see the doves. I have many land in my backyard to eat the bird feed it put out.
    Pete
     
  6. Incredible shots! But that's not a kestril - it's a hawk - a cooper's hawk to be exact. Great series!
     
  7. Hi Dianne, Thank you, and thanks for your help. I tried to Goolge Raptors and it was sure confuseing when I saw so many that looked very similar.
    Pete
     
  8. If I may make a suggestion - how about getting yourself a good bird book if you're gonna be serious about shooting birds? These photos were incredible! I personally like the Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America. There's tons of books out there!
     
  9. Hi again Dianne, I have a few Bird books and a few Hawks look alike so It was difficult for me to really know which hawk it was that I able to photograph. It happend so fast. But you are right about bird books.
    Pete
     
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