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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 10:02 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 10:13 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 7:32 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 10:00 am 

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PostSun Sep 18, 2022 5:08 pm 
Turn the volume up on your device

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 9:00 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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