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  • #16
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    • #17
      Originally posted by wuapinmon View Post

      Yes, I have so many that my oldest told me that I had made the house look like an assisted-living community. I've seen 122 species in my yard (though 2 of those are from when I started and seem unlikely, but I can't remember enough details to eliminate them). lifelist 1.JPG
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      Yes, a kettle is the high, swirling group of soaring raptors. It just means that there are good thermals there, not that they are circling something dead/dying. If they smell something, they go to it and scarf it down quickly. The turkey vulture is absolutely amazing for not using energy unncessarily. They can smell rotting flesh up to 7 miles away. Black vultures are as keen, but they fly higher and watch where turkey vultures go, and piggyback off them. It's common to see a loan turkey vulture, but black vultures are usually in groups. Frankfort, KY is absolutely FULL of black vultures in the winter time.
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      • #18
        I saw this guy on the side of the road on my way back from a meeting in Kemmerer today. He was a big old bird, falcon or hawk of some kind I assume. I was just impressed by the size.
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        • #19
          Here's a couple so he can get warmed up.



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          • #20
            Originally posted by Copelius View Post
            I saw this guy on the side of the road on my way back from a meeting in Kemmerer today. He was a big old bird, falcon or hawk of some kind I assume. I was just impressed by the size.
            Golden eagle?
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            • #21
              We have a bird feeder in our backyard but it's turned into a squirrel feeder
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Moliere View Post
                We have a bird feeder in our backyard but it's turned into a squirrel feeder
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post

                  Golden eagle?
                  That is what a local told me it might be when I described it. It was really big.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Copelius View Post
                    I saw this guy on the side of the road on my way back from a meeting in Kemmerer today. He was a big old bird, falcon or hawk of some kind I assume. I was just impressed by the size.
                    Lucky! That's a golden eagle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_eagle
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                    • #25
                      One thing everyone needs to remember, please, is to tell me when and where a bird was seen.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by swampfrog View Post
                        Here's a couple so he can get warmed up.
                        1. I say Song Sparrow. The long tail, middle chest spot, moderate flank/belly/chest streaking, conical bill with upper mandible longer than the lower one, malar stripe, and the question a great birder taught me, "Why is it not a Song Sparrow?" point me to Song Sparrow.

                        2. American Robin, final answer.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by wuapinmon View Post

                          Lucky! That's a golden eagle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_eagle
                          Thanks. Upon further review, I was kinda dumb to have to ask. Here is another raptor we got in the mountains just east of Current Creek Peak. I'll leave it to the expert to ID.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Copelius View Post

                            Thanks. Upon further review, I was kinda dumb to have to ask. Here is another raptor we got in the mountains just east of Current Creek Peak. I'll leave it to the expert to ID.
                            Your Red-Tailed Hawks look different from ours, but the location, size, month, belly band, and buteo genus point to buteo jamaicensis, or Red-Tailed Hawk. I checked with a friend who is an expert, and he concurred.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Pelado View Post
                              Hey I am friends with that guy!


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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by wuapinmon View Post

                                Your Red-Tailed Hawks look different from ours, but the location, size, month, belly band, and buteo genus point to buteo jamaicensis, or Red-Tailed Hawk. I checked with a friend who is an expert, and he concurred.
                                I don't know what-shit about birds, but Wuap, it's damn great to have you back.
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