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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 9:02 am 
Mike Collins wrote:
For your bathing bird clip I am only seeing three distinct bands on the tail feathers. Hard to discern any mustache presence. A gyrfalcon with have many more thinner bands on the tail feathers. Gotta go with a Coopers Hawk for this sighting. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gyrfalcon/id
Thanks! Coopers Hawk & Goshawk are my other guess's

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 9:13 am 
You will see gyrfalcons in wide open spaces like tundra and alpine areas. They are after ptarmigan and small mammals. The Cooperís hawk is much lighter than a gyrfalcon (1.2 lbs vs 3.2 lbs). The Cooperís hawk can hunt for birds in the forested areas. While pursuing a bird it can drop its long tail like a drag-racer drops a parachute to slow down. The smaller bird is more agile and the heavier weight for a hunter means momentum wants it to keep going forward. A gyrfalcon is just too heavy to pursue birds in a forested setting. It canít slow down fast enough. A goshawk is a good second guess. Canít appreciate a white stripe over the eye and the video shows a bird with a long tail like a Cooperís hawk.

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 6:32 pm 
Mike Collins wrote:
You will see gyrfalcons in wide open spaces like tundra and alpine areas. They are after ptarmigan and small mammals. The Cooperís hawk is much lighter than a gyrfalcon (1.2 lbs vs 3.2 lbs). The Cooperís hawk can hunt for birds in the forested areas. While pursuing a bird it can drop its long tail like a drag-racer drops a parachute to slow down. The smaller bird is more agile and the heavier weight for a hunter means momentum wants it to keep going forward. A gyrfalcon is just too heavy to pursue birds in a forested setting. It canít slow down fast enough. A goshawk is a good second guess. Canít appreciate a white stripe over the eye and the video shows a bird with a long tail like a Cooperís hawk.
Excellent! Really appreciate the response! I get all jazzed up about stuff like this

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PostFri Sep 16, 2022 9:00 am 

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PostSun Sep 18, 2022 4:08 pm 
Turn the volume up on your device

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 8:00 am 
Haha! The sound of a pubescent bull elk. ( turn up the volume on your device / plug your ears ) Bull hiding behind the large tree

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PostMon Oct 10, 2022 6:44 am 
I really enjoy looking at all your videos but lately they are all bull elk just moseying around. kind of boring. can't you get them to do something like poop or scratch the ground.....(jk)

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PostMon Oct 10, 2022 8:41 am 
This bull sprays himself

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PostWed Oct 12, 2022 2:05 pm 
Elk bugling series

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PostFri Oct 14, 2022 5:57 am 
Another raptor visits the wallow

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PostMon Oct 17, 2022 1:52 pm 
More re bathing bird clip - might possibly be a merlin? It's so hard to tell from the clip. *edit: I was referring to the clip on the previous page, not the owl clip. Sorry for the confusion.Both of these bird of prey captures are great.

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PostMon Oct 17, 2022 4:57 pm 
Looks like a great horned owl from here.

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