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Old 03-02-2019, 06:27 PM
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Wow, that's scary. It looks like a Northern Goshawk. These hawks don't usual go that far south in winter. It might be a juvenile, based on it's desperate behavior for a meal + how far south it is???
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Wow, that's scary! Glad everyone is okay. We had a similar incident some years ago. Not with our bird, but the cat. She had jumped up on the window sill above the couch. My wife was napping on the couch and was awakened by a bang that shook the whole house. The cat ran off to the bedroom, and my wife jumped up to see the bald eagle fall down from the window to the bushes below. He sat there stunned for a few minutes, then moved out to the yard. He stood there for probably half an hour and we were about to call the game warden when he finally perked up and flew off. Honestly, if he had hit the picture window any harder, it would have smashed on top of my wife, and the cat. Glad the eagle was okay, but, wow! That's a big bird to hit the house!
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:02 PM
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Wow, that's scary. It looks like a Northern Goshawk. These hawks don't usual go that far south in winter. It might be a juvenile, based on it's desperate behavior for a meal + how far south it is???
I'm north of Jacksonville,
I think was a red shoulder hawk, I have one that gets the squirrels now and then I'll google the other hawk see if it could be that...I'm do glad didn't crack the window...
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:18 PM
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I think red shoulder, ( but now not sure...... maybe it is a northern goshawk female )!it's the biggest I've ever seen, two feet tall when sat in a tree at eye level with me last year has no fear..it once landed a few feet away from my ten pound dog , I grabbed my dog and went inside....it freaks me out, been around for ten years that I lived here...sorry no better picture. But it's a beast don't think it's a juvenile
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Horrific stories and chilling reminders of what lurks above. I'd love to have my birds enjoy the great outdoors while supervised, but too many raptors overhead.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:20 AM
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Wow!
I'm so glad your fids are okay.

... and thanks for the reminder of this danger from above.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:10 AM
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The hawk was on my roof in bright sun, I was able to ID as juvenile red shoulder hawk. So kudus to all who speculated it was a juvenile. You all are correct. Also it has recovered from the window strike. It must be the of spring of my huge female red shoulder. Not sure if one of my posts was lost thanking everyone who shared their hawk, owl and eagle stories, and the horrific stolen from shoulder stories from Gail!!! Keep the fids safe out there!!
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:32 AM
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One of my biggest fears with Sunny :’( there are so many wedge tail eagles around here, all the cockatoos make a racket when one is sighted, Sunny knows the alarm call but it’s still my biggest worry.
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"Nature, red in tooth and claw"


All predators by nature are opportunistic, for unlike our feathered friends, they do not have a food dish stocked and waiting for them. There is never a need to jeopardize your pet by forgetting the line above. I have often thought, without contempt or ire, that the sorts of people who out of misguided, but perhaps "good", intentions let their pet birds out of the cage, outside, clipped wings or no, are driven by a perverse form of guilt, under-girded by a severe lack of awareness: a dangerous combination for the pet bird. Rather akin I believe to letting out of arm's reach a small child, no older than three years of age, into the middle of a busy intersection swarming with traffic, because one believes it is "better" for them. The thought process goes awry when the owner somehow makes the assumption that, because the child is ambulatory and possessed of vision and hearing, it will surely be able to retreat from any danger that should present itself.

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Old 03-16-2019, 09:07 PM
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Well a surprising unsettling update on the hawk! It attacked my neighbors mini dachshund!! She had to take the dog to the vet to treat wounds on the back, but the dog is ok the wounds were minor....but
Dang!!! @@ I have two dogs smaller than hers so now I have to be so careful... I wish this hawk would find new hunting grounds.. i has warned my other neighbors with even smaller dogs but had not warned her...ugh... I just never thought it really would attack our dogs!
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