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Old 05-12-2019, 12:55 PM   #1
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Hi we are bus-less at present looking for the one that will for-fill out dreams of hitting the open road. We are looking forward to the future with Skokie net and the like minded people associated with this life style, all the best to you all P.
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The one who hunts in my mom's back yard around the old pool that has become a pond. I call it a Merlin, similar to a Peregrine, but smaller. Both are common here now-a-days, so I'm not sure. For years, they stop by and hang out (not sure if it is the same one, but ... for years)


It landed on the bird feeder arm just outside my bedroom window in the first pics, and in the oak tree in the next, and the "elephant-ear-leaf" tree in the others.


It landed on the handrail to exit the deep-end of the pool once; I saw from my bedroom window. It coughed up a bunch of stuff, and left. I waited an hour to make sure it was gone-gone (so I wouldn't scare it from coming back) and looked. I thought it would be a frog from the pond. It was a wad of squirrel hair and dragonfly exoskeletons. Mid-air snacks, anyone?
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The one who hunts in my mom's back yard around the old pool that has become a pond. I call it a Merlin, similar to a Peregrine, but smaller. Both are common here now-a-days, so I'm not sure. For years, they stop by and hang out (not sure if it is the same one, but ... for years)


It landed on the bird feeder arm just outside my bedroom window in the first pics, and in the oak tree in the next, and the "elephant-ear-leaf" tree in the others.


It landed on the handrail to exit the deep-end of the pool once; I saw from my bedroom window. It coughed up a bunch of stuff, and left. I waited an hour to make sure it was gone-gone (so I wouldn't scare it from coming back) and looked. I thought it would be a frog from the pond. It was a wad of squirrel hair and dragonfly exoskeletons. Mid-air snacks, anyone?

does this look like the bird you saw?

https://www.beautyofbirds.com/americankestrels.html
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does this look like the bird you saw?

https://www.beautyofbirds.com/americankestrels.html
No, not at all. The tail of the kestrel is very different.
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And it is much smaller. This is a good-sized bird in my yard. 18"-24" tall, not including tail
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according to Wikipedia:
"The merlin is 2433 cm (9.413.0 in) long with a 5073 cm (2029 in) wingspan"
so maybe it is a Peregrine in my backyard.


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Merlins are distinguished by a thin, white eyebrow.
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does this look like the bird you saw?

https://www.beautyofbirds.com/americankestrels.html
Those tail feathers look too long to belong to a merlin.
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My guess would be a Red Tail Hawk of which there is an abundance of here in Ga.
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My guess would be a Red Tail Hawk of which there is an abundance of here in Ga.
That was my first guess. My friend saw it and called it a peregrine and said they are growing in numbers in the urban areas here - camping out on skyscrapers even. Then I looked online years ago, and thought it was a merlin, but now I think otherwise.
This bird does not have a red tail, and it does not have white chest feathers, like the red tailed hawk in your pic. And those red-tailed hawks are supposedly bigger. I see them up farther north all the time, along with the vultures. Used to see (and hear) lots and lots of turkey...not so much anymore. The hunters say they are gone, also.
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That was my first guess. My friend saw it and called it a peregrine and said they are growing in numbers in the urban areas here - camping out on skyscrapers even. Then I looked online years ago, and thought it was a merlin, but now I think otherwise.
This bird does not have a red tail, and it does not have white chest feathers, like the red tailed hawk in your pic. And those red-tailed hawks are supposedly bigger. I see them up farther north all the time, along with the vultures. Used to see (and hear) lots and lots of turkey...not so much anymore. The hunters say they are gone, also.
we didn't have wild turkeys here until they started to move in from Washington 20 + years ago - now they are everywhere - we often see 20 - 30 in our front field - fun to watch them with their babies - a friend of mine feeds them - 2 years ago he fed 3 tons of grain to the turkeys - often has more than 100 show up for a meal - I asked him if he had eaten any of them - kind of sheepishly he said, 'two' - lol
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That was my first guess. My friend saw it and called it a peregrine and said they are growing in numbers in the urban areas here - camping out on skyscrapers even. Then I looked online years ago, and thought it was a merlin, but now I think otherwise.
This bird does not have a red tail, and it does not have white chest feathers, like the red tailed hawk in your pic. And those red-tailed hawks are supposedly bigger. I see them up farther north all the time, along with the vultures. Used to see (and hear) lots and lots of turkey...not so much anymore. The hunters say they are gone, also.
The Peregrin is very rare in Ga. Red Tail Hawks don't always have distinguished red tail. They are not bigger, see them all the time here from 8" tall to huge. Average around here is probably a 10-12" bird without tail. You must be in the wrong area for turkeys, they're all over the place here in the north.
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Here is a great bus for sale! It has 79" headroom in the center of the aisle, enough HP and gearing to cruise all day long at 60-65 MPH while getting 7-9 MPG.


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