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Julie,

I believe you have a Red-shouldered Hawk, NOT a Red-tailed Hawk.  Your
picture shows the color characteristics of a Red-shouldered with its muted
but definite crescent-shaped wing panels and NO dark patagial marks on the
underwing which are characteristic of Red-tails.
Hope this helps.

Richard

> From: Julie Waters <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 16:38:41 -0500
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Westminster Red-Tail
> 
> I got -really- lucky this afternoon.  Before we headed out to do
> errands I spotted our resident red-tail in its usual spot on the tree
> behind the house.  I got this picture as it flew off:
> 
> http://juliesmagiclightshow.com/index.php?pic=1138
> 
> --julie
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