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Black Vulture Port St Lucie FL APR 2017 Owls Eagles Hawks

Black Vulture Port St Lucie FL APR 2017 Owls Eagles Hawks

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Black Vulture, Port St Lucie, FL APR 2017

Jackal Buzzard, South Africa, AUG 2016

Long Crested Eagle, South Africa, AUG 2016

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There was one Black Vulture with six Turkey Vultures.

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Cape vulture

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Florida Caracara and Vultures

Red-shouldered Hawk.

Young stork, Brown Pelican and Black Vulture on the beach.

We heard this hawk calling and calling and when it finally flew off its distant perch I couldn't believe I got the photo with enough detail to ID it: it's a ...

A Hawk, a Skink, a Squirrel, and a Redneck walk into the woods.

Bird Island: the name says it all

Evolutionary Traps: Owls and Cuban Treefrogs

Bald Eagle!

The Black Vulture is a scavenger and feeds on carrion, but will also eat eggs or kill newborn animals. In areas populated by humans, it also feeds at ...

Below: A Caracara with two Black Vultures.

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Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). We have one that dominates the cul-de-sac in Deltona and another in Debary that ranges over about 200 acres and rests ...

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The Turkey Vulture is also a scavenger and feeds almost exclusively on carrion. It finds its meals using its keen vision and sense of smell, ...

Bald Eagle and Red-tailed Hawk.

These are a couple of infant Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) sitting in a Live Oak tree (Quercus Virginiana). This was not their nest tree.

A nearby committee of vultures took wing and became a kettle of vultures as we walked by. Lots and lots of them, seeming to really check us out.

Spoonbills and stork. I guess the juvenile storks start feeding on the island. I have not see the adults feed there – they fly off to other shallow waters, ...

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A Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura.

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These are a couple of infant Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) sitting in a Live Oak tree (Quercus Virginiana). This was not their nest tree.

Florida Burrowing Owl

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I had a little fun with photoshop and this image of a Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) in flight. I kind of like the effect. One can find Burrowing Owls ...

Black Vulture soaring over us.

... translucent crescents near the wingtips help to identify the species at a distance. These forest hawks hunt prey ranging from mice to frogs and snakes.

Red-shouldered Hawk is a forest hunter. They look a lot like Broad-winged Hawks and the Florida native version is lighter in color.

Loss of habitat caused the Florida Caracara population to decline, and it was listed as threatened by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 1987.

Big, dark patagials on this bird too, but a clean white throat as one would expect in your typical "Eastern" Red-tailed Hawk (ssp. borealis).

They look a lot like Broad-winged Hawks and the Florida native version is lighter in color. I wonder if I am confusing my local hawks, since Broad-winged ...

Images of Florida: Owls, Eagles, and Hummingbirds

A Hawk, a Skink, a Squirrel, and a Redneck walk into the woods.

They circled back around and passed over again, Osprey in the lead, distinctive black and white bird on its tail.

A Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) carrying fluffing for its nest. They are often pursued by crows, blackbirds, mockingbirds and bluejays that don't ...

Images of Florida: Owls, Eagles, and Hummingbirds | Phillip's Natural World

But I am not that confident about hawks so I posted a couple of these pics to What's This Bird? on Facebook. I wrote: “Immature Cooper's Hawk?

Above: A pair of Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus) or American Black Vultures. A common sight, especially in winter in Florida.

The trail is poorly marked and I wander far from the other groups but manage to navigate my way along the cliffs. There are massive flocks of seabirds ...

A good place to see Burrowing Owls is on fence posts. While most owls are nocturnal, Burrowing Owls are primarily active during daytime hours with some ...

Images of Florida: Owls, Eagles, and Hummingbirds | Phillip's Natural World

Thirsty Turkey Vulture.

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Above and Below: The male stands guard.

He got in the pond for a while. . . then tried flying. . . dried his wings. . . awkwardly flew up into an oak tree. . . and eventually disappeared.

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Red-tailed Hawk at the Stuart Airshow yesterday. Treasure Coast Wildlife Center brought some raptors to visit with us fans of flight.

KQuinn Osprey (1 of 1)

According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, barn owls can even catch prey in total darkness by using their hearing to help.

Red-tailed Hawk is fiercely beautiful.

Great Horned Owls have at least one owlet, born in late January.

wish this one was in focus, would have been the best tail shot

... 2017 Everglades Snail Kite, Florida Audubon ...

None of the turtles are happy about having a pair of Red-tailed hawks nearby. Even the stray cats that frequent the pond areas are frightened.

Great Horned Owl wins the staring contest.

The great horned owl is populous in the United States and is common even in urban areas.

I was super-excited to see a Bald Eagle. I wished there were other people around too I could yell and point at the sky, “Bald Eagle!”

wish this one was in focus, would have been the best tail shot

Bird #11:

wish this one was in focus, would have been the best tail shot

Barn Owl is (charmingly) nocturnal.

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Big, dark patagials on this bird too, but a clean white throat as one would expect in your typical "Eastern" Red-tailed Hawk (ssp. borealis).

Big, dark patagials on this bird too, but a clean white throat as one would expect in your typical "Eastern" Red-tailed Hawk (ssp. borealis).

11 Aug 2017. Gyps coprotheres

Very similar to #10, this one still separable despite poor photos thanks to flight feather detail (distinctive wear pattern on this bird versus #10).

Bird #9:

Bird #1:

The Law That Protects Our Birds Is in Dire Threat

Another well marked bird, this one has a white throat with a bold collar. One of the heavier belly bands of the day.

Bird #10:

Screech owl in our yard.

24 Apr 2017. East African Crowned Crane Portrait

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Karaoke Wednesdays: feat. you yah rockstar! @ Copper Owl Dec 6 2017 -

This bird is distinctive by its combination of light markings below (lighter brown patagials, very faint belly band except for some flank barring) and dark ...