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It crashed into one of our dining room windows while chasing a junco.  I sat there adelpated for about 15 minutes before it flew away.  I thought it might have to go through the concussion protocol before it could play again.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Dutch said:

It crashed into one of our dining room windows while chasing a junco.  I sat there adelpated for about 15 minutes before it flew away.  I thought it might have to go through the concussion protocol before it could play again.

 

 

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Markings make me think it's a Sparrow Hawk A/K/A Kestrel. That would be a fairly small falcon -- about the size of a Blue Jay. Kind of rust colored, right?

Very beautiful and cool birds. We banded some of those in college. 

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            I agree with the guys above,

  Never had a Kestrel visit the bird buffet at our feeder but have had sharp shinned hawks take out songbirds regularly. Right now have 23  redbirds in for the evening sunflower jam. This is just a fraction of the frenzy.

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Sparrow hawk or American kestrel....years ago in my youth I fancied being a falconer, never could find a mentor...pre internet days....lots of rules and regulations a definite life commitment....sparrow hawks were and  continue to be my favorite...but too small to hunt effectively

anyone who feeds bird probably has encountered Cooper’s hawks,  they regularly snatched starlings at my feeders

 

 

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2 hours ago, ness said:

Markings make me think it's a Sparrow Hawk A/K/A Kestrel. That would be a fairly small falcon -- about the size of a Blue Jay. Kind of rust colored, right?

Very beautiful and cool birds. We banded some of those in college. 

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You take good pictures!

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