Wednesday, December 30, 2009

WHO KNOWS WHAT KIND OF HAWK THIS IS??



My brother's girlfriend, Colleen who is a professional photographer, took these fantastic shots of this hawk where they live. Does anyone know what kind it is??




Great shots, Colleen!!

5 comments:

Fyrecreek said...

It looks like a Red Tail to me. It's not a Red Shoulder.

Awesome pictures!

Cara said...

I'm going to say a Red Tailed Hawk also. Great shots!
All the best in 2010!

DZFANTASY said...

Thanks for your comments, Fyrecreek and Cara. I thought it looked like a Red Tail also, but don't see the red on the tail!

Fyrecreek said...

The red is really visible on the other side (which we don't have in these shots). It's the markings across the belly, wings, and tail that give this guy away.

The middle photo on the bottom of this page is almost exactly the view of the middle photo you have posted, if you want something to reference. :)
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-Tailed_Hawk/id

DZFANTASY said...

Thanks for the info Fyrecreek!! I know the Red Tail is pretty common around here (Wisconsin)