Tuesday, March 01, 2011

ID Query

Tom McIntyre sent this photo his friend Keith Benoist snapped in Mississippi last weekend. Suggestions include Swainson's and broadwing which I doubt-- slighter and migratory-- and Harlan's which is possible though ours tend to be more "speckly". I call darkish (for the east) redtail. What say you?

7 comments:

John Carlson said...

Looks more like a Redtail than anything else to me.

Cat Urbigkit said...

Yep, I'm with Steve and John, redtail. Been studying up on these buggers lately too.

terrie said...

Yes, juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.

Mark Churchill said...

Redtail, without any doubt in my mind. Doesn't even strike me as all that unusual...

steveo_uk said...

looks like your typical passage redtail to me

Tim Gallagher said...

I agree. Definitely a juvenile red-tail.

R.S. Breth said...

I think Redtail, too.
Easier to identify than this one - an Albino Redtail.
http://ksbirds.org/gallery/whitebuteo.htm