Date: 9/11/19 8:13 pm
From: 'Deborah Carstensen' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Hawk Identification help please
I would vote for the juvenile goshawk! Deb Carstensen, Arapahoe county

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> On Sep 11, 2019, at 8:59 PM, Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> wrote:
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> Mississippi Kites to my knowledge are unlikely to take a dove as prey; they're not drastically larger than one to begin with, and they commonly take insects that they catch in flight as prey - grasshoppers, odonata, cicadas, etc. They do also eat small birds and lizards occasionally and have been occasionally observed to take pieces of rabbit carrion, etc. But I have my doubts they could handle a Eurasian Collared Dove. Here is a short clip of some young Mississippi Kites I took a week or two ago for comparison - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfVRr7vt7LI
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> Diana Beatty
> El Paso County
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> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 8:53 PM Joe Roller <jroller9...> wrote:
>> This young raptor has several field marks of a Mississippi Kite.
>> Joe Roller, Denver
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>>> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 7:53 PM Vaughn Cottman <vcottman...> wrote:
>>> It looks larger than a cooper's hawk; my guess would be a juvenile goshawk. Lucky You!
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>>>> On Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:08:48 PM UTC-6, Pauli wrote:
>>>> I spied this enjoying an Eurasian Collard Dove on my deck, and then later photographed it up at the Highlandlake Pioneer Cemetery. Can anyone tell me what this is? It is pretty much a soft grey.
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>>>> Thanks,
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>>>> Pauli Smith
>>>>
>>>> Mead, Weld County
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