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Brown-shouldered Hawk? - Baker Wetlands, Douglas County, Kansas

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Old Friday 31st May 2019, 02:13   #1
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Brown-shouldered Hawk? - Baker Wetlands, Douglas County, Kansas

Just a check as I am still learning Hawks here in east Kansas. Appeared to be a Red-shouldered Hawk to me. Sorry about the photos, but it zoomed past me flying down the Wakarusa River below treetop level. Was the right size and the number of tail stripes seemed good.
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Brown-shouldered? Of course I meant Red-shouldered Hawk. Its my bed time.
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Red-shouldered is correct.
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Old Friday 31st May 2019, 11:35   #4
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Brown-shouldered? Of course I meant Red-shouldered Hawk. Its my bed time.
Yep - Red-shouldered Hawk it is. Well, let's be honest, its shoulders aren't really red, like a Cardinal is red. Brown-shouldered Hawk is a much more realistic name
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Rufous is the word commonly used in describing the color of a Red-shouldered Hawk's shoulders which one can see in picture #4 above. You can also see the transparent crescent at the base its left wingtip feathers in picture #3, and at the base of the right wing tip feathers in picture #4; another field mark of the RSH.

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