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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 27, 2011 7:50 PM CST
I'm with you Mary. I love the songbirds but I also love the raptors. They are so magnificent.

I have seen both the Bald Eagle & the Golden Eagle close up as well as high in the air & after seeing both I often wonder why the Bald Eagle was chosen over the Golden Eagle as our National Symbol. I think they are both breathtaking but the Golden is so much more stunning. More EVERYTHING.
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Dec 27, 2011 8:28 PM CST
Thanks! I was hoping you'd see this. How cool that we both love raptors Big Grin
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 28, 2011 6:34 AM CST
Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Dec 30, 2011 1:23 PM CST
Nice! Do you know what kind of hawk it is?

We have several kinds here. Several times we have watched Sharp Shinned hawks diving though a bush, or the rail fence, to grab a little bird. They are amazingly agile, folding their wings tightly against their bodies and zipping around like little bullets! A couple of weeks ago we watched one of those life and death dramas, with the little bird diving between the fence rails, looping back through the spaces several times, the hawk matching his every move. And after the hawk caught the little bird, another Sharp Shinned Hawk tried to take it from him.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Dec 30, 2011 1:29 PM CST
I'm pretty sure it's a red-shouldered, but I'm not an expert
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 30, 2011 1:54 PM CST
Red Shouldered Hawk Thumbs up


https://www.google.com/search?q=red+shouldered+hawk&hl=en&pr...

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/red-shouldered_hawk/lifeh...
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Dec 30, 2011 1:59 PM CST
That was my guess from the photo in my bird book. Often their photo angle doesn't show enough detail for a positive ID.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 30, 2011 2:02 PM CST
You're right Mary. I find the same frustration. OR find that you can have 3 diff. bird ID books & the same bird will look almost like a whole diff. bird in each book. Grumbling
And I like ones that show them flying above you --- GEE --- that's how we most often see the raptors.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Charter ATP Member Region: Oregon Farmer Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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MaryE
Dec 30, 2011 2:07 PM CST
Agreed!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
More ramblings at http://thegatheringplacehome.myfastforum.org/forum54.php

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