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Bird of Prey with Man

Observed: 5th February 2012 By: welshmackem
Species interactions

No interactions present.


chrisbrooks's picture

ID Comment

Is this the same bird as the previous post ?

welshmackem's picture

Same as previous post

Hi Chris,

No, not the same bird - it was smaller - but I could only get it in this shot.

David Jardine's picture

Might still be a Harris Hawk

Being smaller it might be a male - structurally it looks about right for a Harris Hawk

theriverrat's picture

i made this photo lighter in

i made this photo lighter in photoshop and it has the markings of a harris hawk

Turnstone's picture

You should upload your

You should upload your photoshopped image.. I'd be interested
to see it. The bird was likely to be a Harris Hawk but not easy to
tell from the original photo. If it is a Harris Hawk, we can agree
with your ID...
I've just realised that you can't use other people's images without
their permission, so not a good idea.
Sorry about that

corylus's picture

Our near neighbour has a female Harris Hawk

which we have photographed& has been put on Ispot last year .The silhouette looks right to me.

Hazel Trevan

Turnstone's picture

I've now enhanced the picture

I've now enhanced the picture myself. It has pale undertail coverts, a
dark mid-tail band and a pale band at the tail tips. Almost certainly a
male Harris Hawk.

welshmackem's picture

Thank you

Thanks folks - excellent idea to enhance the picture to reveal more detail. Much appreciated.