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OK bird watchers, I know this is not a great picture as it did not turn out with the gray sky behind it but can anyone tell me what kind of bird this is?





Thanks for any help.... :)
 

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It's some kind of a hawk for sure. Not sure which. Looks real close to a red tail but the tail is a little different. If you hear the call it sends out you'll know for sure. Hawks do have a very familair sound.
 

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But when I looked up red tail hawk on the net , that's the first thing I noticed was the tail and how it looked different than the pictures I found. :confused:
 

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That looks very similar to an osprey. I would probably lean towards this since it has what appears to be a fish in it's talons. where was the pic taken?
 

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it looks to be an Osprey to me. Is that a fish that it has, as Ospreys are mainly fish hunters which gives them the nickname "fish Eagle" There aren't many nesting pairs in ohio(15-20) And I actually just saw one two weeks ago in Cincy while fishing a lake. I beleive it was one from the mill creek pair that has a nest down here.
 

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AS much as I hate to admit it. I didn't see that as a fish I thought it was it's wing, but I definitely see it now. I looked up osprey on the net and it definitely could be one. The pics were taken 8/21 at CC. :)
 

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I did a little work on the image with Photoshop Elements.


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ospreys are fairly common sights in NE ohio. I usually see some where ever i go. Nimisila has a pair, along with some at the other portage lakes. mogadore even gets visits.
 

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Well fellas i can put this one to rest for you.....i grew up on the chesapeake bay....where every day board had a nesting pair (and there is alot of dayboards in the bay).....and that there is most definetely a OSPREY or fishhawk....i think they are second only to the bald eagle as far as beauty. Any they are awesome to watch while they are fishing.

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