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Old 01-16-10, 01:07 PM   #1
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Bird Identification

I've done some searching, but I haven't been able to identify this raptor I saw a while ago.

I am in NE Pennsylvania.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-16-10, 01:36 PM   #2
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Pgoats wife is the bird expert. Maybe he will chime in.
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I'm going to go with a female northern harrier.
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I'm going with juvenile red tail hawk.
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I didn't think of the fact it could have been a juvenile, so I didn't even look at red tails, as the distinctive red tail wasn't obvious (I saw a red tail in California several years ago).

This one did look smaller than the red tail I remember seeing, so I think I can go with a juvenile red tail.

Thanks for the input.

I am willing to take some other thoughts too.
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Hell I thought it was a quail.
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I Thought it was one of these:
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I've been noticing a lot of big hawks lately. They kill a lot of squirrels.
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WOpg said Harrier at first glance, but red tailed hawk looks like a better guess, especially given the PA locale.
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