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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Repeating a post

This is a hawk I saw out at the strip pits in Feb or 2009....I contacted All About Birds and she thought it was a Rough Legged Hawk.  I have gained a few more readers since the original post, and wondered if anyone else has seen a hawk such as this, and if you did, where were you when you saw it.

This is a cropped photo, but you can click to expand the view.

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so incredibly dark! no, i've never seen one like that.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am the wrong person to ask about ID'ing a bird.

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot no matter how many times you post it.
It does look like a Rough-legged Hawk. A dark morph. MB

Gert Jan Hermus said...

What a fantastic shot Rose. This shows freedom ;-)

Warm greetings! ;-)
Gert Jan Hermus
dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

Lovely shot, Rose. I'm not a lot of help ID'ing it, but looking in my bird books it does look like the dark morph of the rough-legged hawk.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I think it's what they call being in a dark morph...the colors change during different seasons and/or breeding.

Hawks are most difficult to ID, that I know. But...as much as I go birding, you've managed to capture a wonderful in flight image. [if you'd like to add a link any time you have bird photos...drop by my "I'd Rather B Birdin' blog on Saturday at noon [Texas USA time]...the birders will more than appreciate your bird photos!!!]

By the way, the bird blog for photo linking is on my personal blog's right sidebar.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What do you think about a Zone-tailed Hawk?

I know the range isn't for here, but thought I'd suggest it anyway.

~Lindy

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