Can anyone identify this bird?

by Christine
(Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)




These birds returned numerous times to the top of a dead tree on an island we were camping on, in Haliburton, Ontario this past weekend. There were sometimes as many as 4. Every time one arrived or left, they greeted each other with a wee wee wee wee wee wee, kind of a small sound for a bird the size of a crow.

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Aug 18, 2011
falcon
by: Anonymous

Your birds ,are a merlin falcon,,also known as prairie merlin falcon. I have one that I raised, the tree it's nest was in was blown down by a storm. It flies all around my land and comes back to eat when it feels hungry.

May 14, 2011
DON'T RECONIZE THESE BIRDS.
by: RINK

WE have a yellow,and green gourd,on our back porch,and these 2 birds have claimed it as their home..It's very close to where we set,and watch all our birds...They look like purple-martins,except their breast is white,can anyone help..thanks,enjoy reading these comments..

Aug 05, 2010
A Merlin Falcon??
by: Anonymous

What about a Merlin falcon? We recorded the sound and it sounded similar when we compared samples online.

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Great detective work.
That's what it is. The sound is the best way to determine bird identification. Do you have a video you could upload for all of us on youtube?

Aug 04, 2010
JUVENILES?
by: Anonymous

They look like quite young juvenile birds.
Susan

Aug 03, 2010
Any other possibilities?
by: Anonymous

This one seemed smaller than Cooper's Hawk, about the size of a crow or a jay.

Aug 03, 2010
Cooper's Hawk?
by: Anonymous

Possibly a Cooper's Hawk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coopers_Hawk

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