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I say it's a kite and my husband says its a hawk. What do the professionals say?...best you can from the grainy pics...thanks Noah friends!

2 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Osprey
Pandion haliaetus Osprey - Whatbird.com


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6 Comments

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 9 years ago

there is something i did not know, Ta.
there's my vote.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

That's a funny thing about Ospreys, they often fly out far from water where they made their catch. I have seen quite a few of them hanging out in the middle of a suburb far from any water.

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 9 years ago

Holly: could you please edit and zoom on the map and move the pin to as close to where you saw it as possible...
Liam: i agree with you about the Osprey, but the pin on the map is in the middle of a town (Butler) and there is no large body of water (that i can see) anywhere near.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

This is an Osprey. Note the brown tail, dark upperparts, pale underparts, and facial pattern. Also, it appears to be eating a fish, which is the Ospreys main source of food.

ScientiaGulo
ScientiaGulo 9 years ago

I don't think it's a kite I think you may be a little too far north and the bird here doesn't look as slender as a kite

ScientiaGulo
ScientiaGulo 9 years ago

When you saw it take off do you remember what it flew like? Did it take a few powerful flaps then glide (accipiter) or did it do a lot of flapping?

Holly Taylor
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Holly Taylor

Lyndon Township, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on Oct 26, 2011

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