What kind of hawk might this be

by Sapphy
(Lawrenceville, ga)

It most definitely had the body and beak shape of a hawk. The feathers were brown and white and the beak and legs were a bright yellow. The yellow covered the entire leg to the body if that makes sense.The yellow is so vivid it's striking.

I've seen it here several times in the past year or so. I live in the north eastern suburbs of GA. Haven't been able to get a pic yet and have not seen anything that matches it exactly in any of the field guides I've found. Any ideas?

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Sep 12, 2017
strange hawk
by: roma

this may sound weird but could it have been an immature baid eagle? they don,t get white heads until they are 5 years old. immatures are brown with whitish wing linings, look quite different in flight but has that yellow bill and legs.

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