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#6237334 - 03/26/16 12:37 PM Eating dove.....or just feathers
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Apparently crow is not as tasty as dove grin The hawk was still working the feeder but now has a taste for dove instead of crow. Doves have been hitting this feeder for the last 6 months.


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#6237373 - 03/26/16 01:25 PM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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There are piles of dove feathers in several of our feeder pens. All I can figure is it must be a hawk. Great pics.

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#6237384 - 03/26/16 01:37 PM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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Do you blame him? grin
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#6237390 - 03/26/16 01:48 PM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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I have noticed the same thing at my back yard feeder. Thought it might be the neighbors cat but to think of it I have heard and seen a Red Tailed Hawk.

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#6237803 - 03/27/16 05:54 AM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: Fooshman]
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Do you blame him? grin


Well played Mr. Red Tail. food
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#6237832 - 03/27/16 07:11 AM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Do you blame him? grin


Well played Mr. Red Tail. food

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#6238434 - 03/27/16 07:38 PM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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Great pics
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#6238640 - 03/28/16 02:39 AM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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Cool pictures

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#6239730 - 03/28/16 09:04 PM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: Fooshman]
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Do you blame him? grin

I will if he don't share grin
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#6239734 - 03/28/16 09:07 PM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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#6239793 - 03/28/16 09:39 PM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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#6239975 - 03/29/16 05:18 AM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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I have a pair of hawks that hunt my feeder as well, have seen them go for the dove several times, once in a blue moon they will go for a squirrel too. Never seen them catch one, but have found feathers under large trees close by.
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#6240022 - 03/29/16 07:00 AM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Do you blame him? grin


Well played Mr. Red Tail. food

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#6240523 - 03/29/16 02:28 PM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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#6241002 - 03/29/16 08:17 PM Re: Eating dove.....or just feathers [Re: stxranchman]
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Those are great pics. I had a red tail swoop down and grab a robin out of my yard one morning. Me and my son watched him tear that little bird to shreds and leave a pile of feathers behind. My son has been obsessed with raptors ever since.
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