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Old Thursday 31st March 2011, 16:50   #1
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Osprey or Hawk? Eastern Ontario, Canada

Apologies for the poor image quality (caught without my long lens), but when I shot this I thought it was an osprey, but now I'm having doubts and wondering it it's not a hawk of some kind.

Is there enough detail in this image despite its imperfections to ID this? Shot at sunset so the light on it was reddish.
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Agreed. Note the dark "carpal bar" on the leading edge of under wing and the "belly band" of the bird in your photo.
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