Diurnal Birds of Prey
Diurnal Birds of Prey Diurnal Birds of Prey
Diurnal Birds of Prey

Aside from the vultures, these are among the most exciting birds to encounter. The Red-tailed Hawk (year-round) and Osprey (seasonal) are the most common in this part of New Jersey while the Cooper's Hawk and Sharp-shinned are the only two to have shown up in our yard. So far, I've had just one encounter with a Mississippi Kite flying high overhead and two encounters with an American Kestrel an hour apart. All the encounters with a Red-shouldered Hawk were in the space of a week.

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Turkey Vulture Black Vulture Bald Eagle
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Osprey Mississippi Kite Sharp-shinned Hawk
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Cooper’s Hawk Horthern Harrier Red-shouldered Hawk
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Red-tailed Hawk Peregrine Falcon American Kestrel
Dave‘s Birds