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Offline JCMaxwell

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Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« on: December 01, 2019, 0042 UTC »

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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 1842 UTC »
He seems to approve.
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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 2150 UTC »
They're creatures of habit, if he finds enough of what he's looking for he will return often. Also he might enhance signals somehow. It could happen.
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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 2225 UTC »
Yeah, I get a good share of hawks, mainly Cooperís hawks, but also Red-shouldered and Red-tailed.
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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 0005 UTC »
Nice pic,  lots of hawks around here, Cooper's and red-tailed, don't recall ever
seeing a red-shouldered hawk, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 0353 UTC »
Thanks Pinto

According to the map, red-shouldered should be present up your way also.

Iím just waiting to spot my Pileated Woodpecker which i can hear in my land land behind me and see his pecked-out-holes.
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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 1310 UTC »
In related bird news... The evil heron was back this morning, fortunately in the pond without any fish. It flew off when I opened the door. I'll need to check the other pond to see if it stole the fish.

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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 0017 UTC »
I'm not so rough on herons, in the past 15 years they've made a major return to the local river backwaters. Before that it was one or two in a decade.

When I was a boy it was open season on any kind of raptor. If you saw them you shot them, period. The local barn owl population has never recovered from that slaughter and the hard winters of the mid-70's. Those winters wiped out the quail and grouse population to boot.

I still like to watch hawks and buzzards ride the thermals. The shale and sandstone bluffs here make it a near daily event.

J.C., do your kids know what you did to their swing set.

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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 0103 UTC »
Yes Pigmeat, they outgrew it years ago.  ;)
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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 1940 UTC »
A buried swingset would likely make for a dandy groundplane, but grandkids might not see any benefit in that unless they're nerdy too.
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Re: Red-shouldered hawk inspecting my loop
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2019, 2056 UTC »
Also he might enhance signals somehow. It could happen.

I'm told on high authority that bird shit contains lots of electrically-conductive materials, so, yeah...
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