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YARD BABY
self | July 05, 2021 | swampsniper

Posted on 07/05/2012 11:00:45 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

The Red shouldered Hawks have been busy this spring way back in my patch of woods. When I got home from the doctor's office just before noon this little guy was over the driveway. It was watching me and making little please feed me noises, momma has booted it out of the pantry.

Before you ask, why shouldn't I take a camera to the doctors office? I would have missed some good stuff!

Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus, juvenile

Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus, juvenile


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Gardening; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: hawk; photo

1 posted on 07/05/2012 11:00:48 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 07/05/2012 11:03:01 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful My neighbor and good friend delivered barker brothers furniture in So Cal always took his camera on his daily runs its amazing what photos he would come home with


3 posted on 07/05/2012 11:04:28 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Nice pics!

After all these years, I still have trouble with a lot of hawk ID. Some of the easy ones (e.g., red tails, merlins, sparrow hawks, Mississippi kites, etc.) are not a problem for me. Many of the other ones, well, that’s a different story.


4 posted on 07/05/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

The juveniles can be really tricky to ID.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 11:11:58 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Awwwwww! Did this little one think you were his Mommy? Too cute, Swampy! The picture is amazing. I hope all went well at the Doctors!! Hugs, Mom


6 posted on 07/05/2012 11:12:09 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

what wonderful pictures. Wish you were closer. We have a barn swallow nesting above our front door...Well, we do live in a barn.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 11:13:17 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

LOL! I’ve heard the term “yard baby” used in a MUCH different manner than what you’ve assumed here.

When I was in college, I had a family living downstairs from me who were always fighting about something. One day I came home from class, and one of the older woman’s kid’s stuff was sitting in a bag outside of the building door with a note that read, “Go be a yard baby, you *expletive*.”

I always took it to mean a kid whose parents kicked him/her out of the house.

Beautiful pictures, BTW. You’re in FL, no?


8 posted on 07/05/2012 11:19:43 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful!


9 posted on 07/05/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT by lysie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

This is a beautiful picture.

The other day, in my yard, a large bird plummeted out of the sky to the ground. A battle ensued, after which the bird flew off into my woods. The bird looked very similar to this, except it was gray, instead of red. I didn’t move while the bird was there as I didn’t want to frighten it off. I didn’t get a better view than what I’ve told you. Sorry. :(

Any ideas as to what type it is? FWIW, I live in east central AL, about 45 miles from the GA border (Auburn, to be specific).


10 posted on 07/05/2012 11:25:29 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

A fun post, thanks. We have them all over the place here too. Red Shouldered Hawks, Red Tailed Hawks, Coopers Hawks, all sorts of birds of prey. Golden Eagles, Falcons....we keep the cats contained under cover, and indoors.

Good to understand you are doing well after your surgery.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 11:30:38 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Jemian

A gray back may be a Cooper’s Hawk.


12 posted on 07/05/2012 11:37:28 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks. I’ll be watching and keeping that in mind.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 11:44:24 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I like hawks however the only one I owned was a 1962 Studebaker,the birds are nice too.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 11:45:18 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I did a quick google search. I think you are right, and it was a juvenile because the head was speckled as well as the body. The underside was clearly seen as it flew off and everything I just read fits with what I saw. Thank you so much. You have solved a mystery.


15 posted on 07/05/2012 11:50:59 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
He needs to go catch him a chicken...

16 posted on 07/05/2012 11:51:57 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Did you feed him anything?


17 posted on 07/05/2012 12:13:30 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Jemian

It could have been a hawk. There was a big grey one sitting on the street sign on the corner of my neighbor’s yard. He carves birds, and I would have loved to have had a picture of it. I had my NEW cell phone with me, but didn’t know how to use the camera feature. When I told my neighbor about it, his son showed me how to use the camera. Of course, I haven’t seen the beautiful, grey/white hawk again.

Its coloring was between this http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hawks&view=detail&id=FAAB5DBA593CE37BD38C9AD5C84E8D5033D5482E&first=351

and this http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hawks&view=detail&id=5BCB45D6AEC2C1698D136FE71AB93A76002F67FA&first=1


18 posted on 07/05/2012 12:17:13 PM PDT by Humal
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
There once was a shutterbug named SWAMPSNIPER
Who usually took close ups, long range, of sandpipers
Till one day he got caught
Schnapp'in pics of young hawk
So, of his shutterbuggering days, we'd b‘gin to suspect’er

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Great clicks SS!

19 posted on 07/05/2012 1:40:14 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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This must be the time for the young'ns recently booted from the nest. I live just south of Griffith Park, Hollywood CA, and spent about 15 minutes starring up into a front yard tree at what would seem to be a juvenile Red-Shouldered from my "Peterson Field Guide. He/she seemed to be dining on a smaller bird as white feathers would occasionaly come floating down.

Also, check out this Osprey video from last year, I think. Quite some meals.

20 posted on 07/05/2012 6:57:04 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

There are young birds all over the place this time of year, more still in nests.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 9:14:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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