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Recent content by PeteQuad

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    Hawk ID in Southern Illinois

    Ah ok then, this was really the very southern tip of Illinois at Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area. I am tempted to call this a Kriders as I am not seeing any other matching subspecies from the plumage. It struck me when I saw it, this very white raptor sitting there.
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    Hawk ID in Southern Illinois

    Thanks, that was very interesting. My photo, especially with the white undertail, looks like some of those photos, but according to that the range is all wrong. On page 68 of my Crossley guide there is a hawk (#3) that looks somewhat similar (lacking a belly band, although the tail is more...
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    Hawk ID in Southern Illinois

    The head is probably not white enough based on that, but the bird seemed off when I saw it (compared to typical Red-tailed Hawks), especially with the almost pure white front. The second is purposely underexposed to ensure nothing is hidden in the white.
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    Hawk ID in Southern Illinois

    What are you looking for in the highlights? The histogram does not show them as blown. Maybe this copy helps? I didn't spend a lot of time on developing it since it is not a great photo but I can do more if necessary.
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    Hawk ID in Southern Illinois

    I took this photo back in February in the southern tip of Illinois. I was wondering if it was the Krider's variant of the Red-tailed Hawk.
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    ID in Charlotte, North Carolina

    Yes, I immediately let the local birding group know of it once you guys told me, but I don't think it was rediscovered yet. I did specifically go to the location at the right time to get get some decent photos with the sun at my back, but unfortunately this guy didn't cooperate in a spot with a...
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    ID in Charlotte, North Carolina

    Thanks - I wasn't expecting one there which is why I didn't think of it!
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    ID in Charlotte, North Carolina

    I went out to get back in the swing of things and hopefully see some migrants, and I ran across this guy and for some reason I am drawing a blank. Can someone help clear my mental block?
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    Goose in Brussels

    Very cool, thank you.
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    Goose in Brussels

    I saw this goose in Brussels a couple of weeks ago - is it a domestic type or something else?
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    Two birds in the Netherlands

    Seen at a very interesting place called Zaanse Schans outside of Amsterdam.
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    LBJ in central Ireland

    Thank you!
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    Sea birds continued - a tern

    Thank you sir.
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    Sea birds between France and Ireland

    Great! I guessed right on the Manx Shearwater and was pretty sure I had Razorbills but knew some of them looked different. I have additional photos of them also. Not concerned with the loon - it looked like one to me but wasn't sure if they were in that part of the world.
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