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  • Tussey Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 2
    wing it s as if the whole wing is stretching out Answer 4 Here is a dark colored bird in a dihedral that resembles 3 but this a Turkey Vulture If you suspected golden eagle for this bird that is understandable goldens and TVs can show similar profiles Answer 5 You can see the little head on this Turkey Vulture but also see the same look as on bird 4 The wings jut up from the body then level off half way out with primaries tipping up Answer 6 Besides turkey vultures being great foolers American Ravens like this one can be also be foolers Jon Kauffman described a distant raven as having the head of a bald eagle and wings of a peregrine Answer 7 A classic look at a distant soaring Golden Eagle Note the long wings and tail longer than the head This bird is the same one as in 3 This bird also shows another golden eagle trait that can help you ID a far away bird a slight pinching in where the back of its wings meet the body You can see this better on the blow up of this picture shown after the bonus

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  • Tussey Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 3
    male Red breasted Merganser Note its long neck thin bill and dark head actually green There are two likely possibilities Common and Red breasted Mergansers Common Merganser has a green head and neck while Red breasted has a white collar behind its head Common would also have more white just above the wing Not a common bird at Tussey Mt hawk watch Answer 5 A Red shouldered Hawk Even though this picture is of a distant bird you can see the crescents on its wings Flapping also gives a hint Red shouldereds are more likely to flap than any other buteo Answer 6 Also a Red shouldered Hawk From below see the crescents on the outer edge of wings It is also slimmer than the other buteos Answer 7 An adult Red tailed Hawk Note the reddish tail and stocky dimensions Answer 8 A Northern Goshawk I believe that this is an adult because it looks light colored below Note the long tail stocky body and broad wings When first seen it was doing a deep flap similar to a Common Nighthawk as if it was displaying Answer 9 A large dark bird that flexes its wings down is a

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  • Tussey Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 4
    head that projects noticeably beyond the wings and a long tail This is probably a female Coop which is larger than a male Answer 3 Sharp shinned Hawk From below it looks like a flying mallet It also has the rounded wings of an accipiter buts its head doesn t project far beyond the wings It typically has a squared off tail unlike the usual rounded tail of a Cooper s Hawk Answer 4 Black Vulture Note its general stubbiness You can see a hint of its silver outermost primaries Answer 5 5 and 6 have much in common but 5 is a Turkey Vulture Answer 6 5 and 6 have much in common but 6 is a Golden Eagle The eagle profile is like a Turkey Vulture with stretched head tail and wings When you see an eagle its size is striking However a soaring Turkey Vulture like 5 can often be mistaken for an eagle Answer 7 Sharp shinned Hawk This is the same bird as in 3 but here it is in more of a soar with wings thrust forward and tail fanned Answer 8 Golden Eagle This is the same bird as in 6 buts its

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  • Tussey Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 5
    Note the wedge shaped tail and large head Answer 4 Black Vulture a hard one Vultures from behind look like their wings are kinked Note the stubby tail Answer 5 Turkey Vulture As with a front on view the wings are raised up from the body Answer 6 Red tailed Hawk In high wind its wings are tucked in Answer 7 Northern Harrier Note the long wings and tail with

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  • Tussey Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 6
    with black wingtips field marks for the male Answer 4 Sharp shinned Hawk Note the rounded wings of an accipiter without much of a head extending beyond the wings Answer 5 Turkey Vulture The wings angle up from the body then level out Answer 6 Red tailed Hawk The broad wings and squat body indicate buteo traits accentuated in a red tail Answer 7 Northern Harrier In a glide its

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  • Tussey Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 7
    the picture A common view at area hawk watches but bottom side view not so common elsewhere Answer 5 Osprey the flying M Answer 6 Also a Red shouldered Hawk From below see the crescents on the outer edge of wings It is also slimmer than the other buteos Answer 7 Sharp shinned Hawk Note the rounded wings and squared off tail Answer 8 Northern Harrier Note the white rump

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  • Tussey Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 8
    dark streaking underneath Answer 5 American Kestrel Pointed wings but light underneath Answer 6 Peregrine Falcon Long and pointed wings Answer 7 American Kestrel Answer 8 Broad winged Hawk Note the chunky buteo shape with banded tail Answer 9 Broad winged Hawk left Osprey right The Osprey has long crooked wings Answer 10 Broad winged Hawk Note the dark trailing edge to the wings Answer 11 Sharp shinned Hawk Note

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