Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What kind of bird is this, Erica?

Some kind of raptor. We figured you would know! Small, and there were 2 of them. These pics are of the same one, though.

About ready to take off:

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  1. so hard to tell! usually when I'm not sure, I call everything a Red Tailed Hawk, as they are highly variable in their colorations :-)

    see, a female

  3. we were thinking that too! but we figured our family Bird Expert would know....

    are kestrels in Oregon?

  4. Yes there are probably kestrels in Oregon but this reeeeally does not look like a kestrel to me! They are much smaller, and even the females are blue on back and orange Buffy colored on chest, just slightly more muted than the males. I'm thinking hawk or falcon.