This week's Skywatch Friday post consists of a couple of shots a took earlier this winter. While my husband and I were out shopping, I had the good luck to spot this bird flying over a field. I had even better luck when it landed in a tree and waited patiently for me to snap a few shots. The best luck came when I got a good shot of it flying off.
The problem is, I've never been able to properly identify what kind of bird it is. At first I thought it was a falcon, but after careful deliberation and consulting my bird book, I have ruled that out. I am now leaning between an immature Red Shouldered Hawk or an immature Red-Tailed Hawk. If anyone can tell me for sure, that'd be great.
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