Hawks

by Hawks
(Humboldt, Tn.)

Flies into my backyard and terrifies all the black birds and song birds. Its large, haw-like, silver gray with light tan breast and hawk or Kite like bill.


It caught a dove once and flew off with it in its talons.

What is it?

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May 29, 2017
If I knew how...
by: Margaret Mariam

...I would upload a photo of the sharp shinned hawk in my habitat. A few years ago one beheaded two generations of blue jays in a matter of days. Heart breaking since I had raised one of the jays as a fledgling. (Not a pet!) Joined its parents as soon as it could feed and fly on its own.

May 26, 2017
hawk
by: roma

just cked my field guide, could also be a sharp-shinned hawk. they appear to be light gray.

May 26, 2017
hawk
by: roma

not a kestrel. i,ve had them hete and they are about the size of a mockingbird. they eat grasshoppers and are very distinctive and noisy.

could be a falcon, they get doves. if i had to guess i,d say a peregrine falcon. it has dark gray head, back,wings. adults seem ti have light colored underbellies, this is the bird used in falconry.

sorry about the dove, i have 4 kinds around hete,they are partial to the little round buff seeds, and rye grass seeds.

May 26, 2017
Kestrel
by: Margaret Mariam

What size is this hawk please ? The coloring could be a kestrel.

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