Raptor near Kingston?
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Raptor near Kingston?

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I saw this large raptor a couple of days ago near Kingston. There was just enough time for the one photo. Is there enough here for an ID?  As always, any help will be appreciated.



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    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/108953252@N02/
its not a owl but a hawk, you can see head.  Probably a Redtail but hard to tell as chest is hidden by wings to be 100%


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Ya, I see it now, but I had to remove my eyeglasses to resolve it. I made the leading edge of the starboard wing to be part of the face and that light perimeter suggested a SEO. Since I'm short-sighted my glasses really don't help seeing close and therefore I'm better without them. I also needed to brighten the screen. Even then, there is not much to go by. Chances are that it is a RTH because its a large bird and the RTH is the most common.
The screen on this old laptop has poor resolution. I imagine that a more modern flat screen is incredible by comparison. At least with this old beast I can't see how fuzzy my photos are and therefore ignorance is bliss. I guess that bliss is over-stating it, but when have I ever failed to over-state anything? Don't answer that.