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Spotting

Notes:

This hawk sharped bird was taking some sun by the pool side, there are some of them wintering in the upper floors, but never seen them at pool level and they look more grey at their back, anyway this are great winter visitors at our beach tower.

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7 Comments

rosygu61
rosygu61 6 years ago

Yes Ashley, maybe your're right, this looks like the broad-winged hawk but it was alone and looks different to the ones that arrive weeks ago to the upper floors, they look more than falco peregrinus with the black area in their face and the gre, almost black back.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

I wouldn't say no to that, but I don't think so. I'm starting to think broad-winged hawk now, I've only seen one, just not in range for them up here so I am not very familiar with them. And they all congregated a few weeks ago to fly south. What do you think? http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/broad...

rosygu61
rosygu61 6 years ago
AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

No the tail would be much longer and the legs thinner. It isn't something that is abundant in the US as I don't recognize this bird. So something that is more tropical likely

rosygu61
rosygu61 6 years ago

Hi Ashley maybe a sharp shinned hawk?

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Hi there, beautiful bird! This is not a peregrine falcon though. And I'm not familiar with birds in your area to tell you what this bird is, but I can assure you it is not a peregrine falcon. A peregrine falcon would have horizontal barring on the chest (yours has vertical), and they have large, black patches enclosing the eye and your bird does not have this. Hope someone else can help you with what this guy is!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

great series

rosygu61
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rosygu61

Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 26, 2014
Submitted on Nov 26, 2014

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