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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Look Who Came For Dinner!

Our visitor by passed the usual Bird Buffet at the feeders the other neighborhood Hawks and Owls seem to like, he has been dining on squirrels and other small mammals. He was not a bit bothered by the Mocking Birds that kept dive bombing him.

This is one of the reasons I have not taught my 6 pd dog to use the dog door!!
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EEEK!!!! Too close, too close!

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GREAT pix, Robbie! really neat!


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Nice pics!!! I love seeing predatory birds anywhere but in or above my yard.


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OMG!! That is one big bird! Gives me the chills to think that it would swoop down on one of our babies! Great pictures tho!

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Remember yhough, a squirrel, which is what I think it has in this picture, weighs less than even the smallest Havanese puppywhen it goes to. Its final home. I'm not saying I wouldn't worry about having it around 3 lb. puppy, but it's a rare hwk that will even attempt something as large as a full grown Hav. Not to say it has NEVER happened, bu it's rare.

I wrry MUCH more about coyotes an fishers, both of which REGULARLY take cats and small dogs in our area.


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That looks like a big squirrel to me.
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Yes that is a squirrel, this bird has been menancing the neighbor's Australian Terrier, when she walks her dog--- who has a very short hair cut and is low to the ground---she walks him way out in front this bird would try to snach him. I thought she was exaggerating the size, this guy was big, I am waiting for an ID, he does not look like our usual Red Tail, Red Shoulder, Cooper. He is gray and white with a bit of pink wash, he could be a juvenile. Usually a big Hawk will not take a dog (it can happen if the dog is really small) it depends on how big they look from the air if bird will even try.

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Immature female (25% bigger then the males) Red Tail still has its downy under coat.

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