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#6529525 - 11/06/16 06:08 PM Dead Hawk
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Got out of my car today at my mother's house in Richardson about 4:00 pm. As I stepped up on the curb a hawk came tumbling down and hit near my feet. DOA. What kind of hawk and what could have killed it? No power lines nearby. Just a big oak. Poisoned rat maybe?


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#6529534 - 11/06/16 06:14 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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That's the best kind of hawk.

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#6529535 - 11/06/16 06:16 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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Sparrow Hawk?

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#6529553 - 11/06/16 06:25 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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Colors of a Prairie Falcon but seems a little small for one.
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#6529605 - 11/06/16 06:45 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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a young Coppers hawk

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#6529607 - 11/06/16 06:46 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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#6529747 - 11/06/16 07:43 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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Too bad. I like having them around. They keep the squirrels thinned out around my house.
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#6529757 - 11/06/16 07:45 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: RRangler]
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Originally Posted By: RRangler
a young Coppers hawk


Yep, very fun to watch those guys. Hate to see that.

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#6529851 - 11/06/16 08:31 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: Michael W.
Too bad. I like having them around. They keep the squirrels thinned out around my house.
Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Originally Posted By: RRangler
a young Coppers hawk


Yep, very fun to watch those guys. Hate to see that.

We have a pair of Harris hawks that raise their young near our house....they hunt ring-neck dove and tree rats from our backyard feeders.....very kool to watch.....I love raptors second only to snakes.....
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#6529857 - 11/06/16 08:35 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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Harris hawks are really cool. I hunted with a cast of 3 out in Abilene at the yearly falconry meet years ago. Very incredible birds is an understatement. Very laid back bird around people.

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#6529893 - 11/06/16 08:52 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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I can spend hours watching them chase field mice.
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#6530044 - 11/06/16 10:24 PM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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Harrow Hawk. Bad bird flu going around. Do not touch it!

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#6530141 - 11/07/16 05:41 AM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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Sad to see, love those birds.
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#6530364 - 11/07/16 08:07 AM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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You gonna send it to the taxidermist?
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#6530459 - 11/07/16 08:45 AM Re: Dead Hawk [Re: jrs_39]
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Another vote for Cooper Hawk. We have one around here and it takes no chit from anything, watched it take on 3 crows and run them off. Also saw it rob a Blue Jays nest and they chased him off.

Dove eating fools too.
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