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Raptor ID New Hanover County, North Carolina (1 Viewer)

thhande

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Hello. I'm new here so I hope I'm doing this right. These photos were taken yesterday, 1 August 2021, in my back yard. This bird was about 18-ish inches tall, and as you can see, a beautiful animal. I spent some time with Sibley but didn't find a convincing match. Please see attached files. Any/all assistance appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Butty

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The head pattern isn't a useful feature for this species. The thing it's closest to is an immature accipiter.
 

KC Foggin

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Immature Red-shouldered for me.

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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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