Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 14:42:40 -0500
Reply-To: Eran Tomer <etomer@EMORY.EDU>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Eran Tomer <etomer@EMORY.EDU>
Subject: Re: Disbelief
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You are quite right about the Red-tailed Hawk, but Red-shouldered
could also be a potential "urban eagle" ( :) ). They breed well in urban
Atlanta and are more vocal than Red-tails, giving the "eagle" impression.
If already on the subject of hawk = eagle, here are the top 3 comments I
hear from non-birders looking at a field guide:
1. "I never knew there were so many kinds of birds"
2. "All of these birds look the same"
3. [Funny comment about some bird's vernacular name]
- Eran Tomer
On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, James Wilson wrote:
> The most likely candidate would be a red-tailed hawk. These large raptors
> have been able to live and breed inside I285 quite well with several pair
> at Emory Univ. and elsewhere. They are about 18" in length and would have
> a reddish tail as the key identification mark.
> Jim Wilson
> On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, Steve Livingston wrote:
> > My wife was playing tennis Saturday at Piedmont Park when a large bird
> > flew nearby. Since there was cloud cover and a little fog, she asked if
> > any one could identify the bird. One of the ladies, who plays there
> > frequently, said it was an eagle and it lived in the park. This seems
> > very unlikely to both me and my wife. Does any one have a clue what the
> > bird could be?
> > Thanks,
> > Steve Livingston
> > Patty Adamcak
> > Decatur, GA