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Posted: 10/27/2006 1:25:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 4:00:15 PM EST by MonkTx]
I found this in the chukar pen yesterday, still trying to get it out but it seems to like the accomodations and doesn't want to leave:







What kind of hawk/kite/falcon is it?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:30:57 PM EST
Sparrow hawk I believe.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:35:51 PM EST
barred hawk? erm I think thats the name.

Whatever hawk looks like a coopers hawk but is smaller.

Sparrowhawks (american kestrels) have more color.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:36:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:37:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 1:40:01 PM EST by Shooter-Mike]
I wanna say american kestral

ETA, I google imaged the kestral and its close, but not it.

And its not a pergrine falcon
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:37:41 PM EST
Good looking hawk. Let him be - they kill a lot of mice, rats and other nasty critters.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:38:07 PM EST
its a vuture.. they make GREAT pets..

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:40:16 PM EST
DoDo Bird.

Damn, I thought I killed the last one.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:41:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By topknot:
Good looking hawk. Let him be - they kill a lot of mice, rats and other nasty critters.



There's no way in hell I'd harm the thing, I'm just concerned about it getting hurt in the pen.

He can have all the chukars he wants but he has to leave.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:44:55 PM EST
I think its an immature Sparrow Hawk.

Dave.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:48:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By ArimoDave:
I think its an immature Sparrow Hawk.

Dave.


Me too.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:48:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 1:48:47 PM EST by Synister1]
Prairie Falcon.

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:49:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:51:09 PM EST
sharp-shinned hawk, thats the name I was looking for.

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:54:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By MonkTx:

Originally Posted By topknot:
Good looking hawk. Let him be - they kill a lot of mice, rats and other nasty critters.



There's no way in hell I'd harm the thing, I'm just concerned about it getting hurt in the pen.

He can have all the chukars he wants but he has to leave.


You don't care if he eats your chukars??

You're an odd bird.


I doubt it would even go after one since they are about the same size and I'm kind of partial to birds of prey.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:57:20 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:03:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By TaterSalad:
Sparrow hawk I believe.


+1

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:04:12 PM EST
Kinda' big for a Sparrow Hawk. I'd take a guess at a Coopers Hawk. It is kinda' beat up a little from the wire.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:09:26 PM EST
I know for sure the bird on the bottom in the first pick is one of those DLBJ...

Dead Little Brown Jobs
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:21:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By OrARGB:
I know for sure the bird on the bottom in the first pick is one of those DLBJ...

Dead Little Brown Jobs


dead little english sparrow.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:38:50 PM EST
+1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:39:26 PM EST
As of right now it is illegal to kill any bird of prey. Get a casting net and net it up, then release it outside of the enclosure, preferably some distance away. Or better yet, call someone who specializes in birds of prey to get it out of there.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:44:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
I doubt it would even go after one since they are about the same size and I'm kind of partial to birds of prey.

I don't know what it is about raptors, they are just plain impressive, no matter how big or small they are, beautiful birds.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:50:56 PM EST
isnt that a bullet eating hawk?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:53:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By MonkTx:

I doubt it would even go after one since they are about the same size and I'm kind of partial to birds of prey.


That's because there's still plenty of smaller prey to keep him fed. When he runs out of mice and sparrows he start casting an eye towards the chukars.

You might call your state wildlife office and see if they have any recommendations on getting him removed. I would imagine it's illegal to "trap" or cage the hawk and you sure don't need someone calling them for you.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:54:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 2:55:42 PM EST by XDBACKUPGUN]
That is a Sharp Shinned Hawk.
Note the Horizontal Bands on the Tail Feathers. Easy way to identify it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:35:32 PM EST
Looks like a young prairie falcon. I am not sure of their range and don't know where in TX you live, but I see lots of them on my dad's ranch in Coke County north of San Angelo. Especially in wet years when the field mice get out of control. Those times I can go for a walk and see 3-4 cruising around at any given time. They have an awesome evil sounding screech too!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:22:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:23:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By StandardDeviation:
Looks like a young prairie falcon. I am not sure of their range and don't know where in TX you live, but I see lots of them on my dad's ranch in Coke County north of San Angelo. Especially in wet years when the field mice get out of control. Those times I can go for a walk and see 3-4 cruising around at any given time. They have an awesome evil sounding screech too!


Look Closer it is a Sharp Shinned Hawk.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:27:37 PM EST
manbearpig
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 4:33:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wingman26:

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
I doubt it would even go after one since they are about the same size and I'm kind of partial to birds of prey.

I don't know what it is about raptors, they are just plain impressive, no matter how big or small they are, beautiful birds.


Add me to this list...
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:05:04 PM EST
Ok, we got the bird out yesterday and it seemed quite happy to be free, so happy in fact, it was back in the pen a couple of hours later with a fresh kill.





I don't know what to do with it, it's going to keep cutting it's way back in to get at the sparrows, which is all right as long as the chukars don't find the holes. I just don't want it to get stuck in there(lot easier to get in than out apparently).

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