Questions tagged [raptor]

A raptor is a Carnivorous bird. Often referred to as a "bird of prey". They are characterised by keen vision and sharp talons and beaks. Use this tag for questions regarding raptor type birds such as eagles, owls, hawks , etc.

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Did I see an Osprey?

My friends think that I'm mad, but I'm pretty sure I saw an Osprey the other day. Could anyone confirm that what I observed is an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) or, at least, Osprey-ish? I saw the bird ...
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How to differentiate between a Hobby and a Kestrel?

I often see Kestrel's in the countryside around my house (Hobby & Kestrel). I live outside of the range of hobby's so I don't really see them. But if I did, how do you differentiate between them? ...
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