Bird ID requested

Started Jul 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
foxbat91
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Re: Bird ID requested
In reply to kkardster, Jul 18, 2012

yup. Definitely an adult osprey. Goshawk males have much shorter wings (relative to the body), a banded tail, a white rather than black eyestripe, and a mostly grey rather than white body. The wing proportions on an osprey are unlike any other raptor in North America or Europe - they need the extra lift to take off with wet feathers after diving into the water after a fish.

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