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Old 09-20-2018, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ya'll heard anything about this? I'd like to hear all the details regarding what he actually killed. I'm not familiar with any migratory birds of prey other than maybe the Mississippi Kites and I don't think they eat anything other than insects.

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Bald eagles, Osprey, Turkey Vultures, red-tailed hawks are all migratory, there are groups out there dedicated to tracking hawk and vulture migration. Living in the south, they (like wood ducks) exist as migrants and year round residents. There are Eagles that never leave MS and there are those that come to MS/TN/KY/AR etc just for the winter (when lakes and rivers are frozen over up north).


Land Between the Lakes and Reelfoot NWR have big eagle watching events every winter when you can see hundreds of wintering Eagles in KY and TN.


So yeah, they've been migratory since well since forever.
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The MBTA covers all birds except game birds and introduced species.
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Ya'll heard anything about this? I'd like to hear all the details regarding what he actually killed. I'm not familiar with any migratory birds of prey other than maybe the Mississippi Kites and I don't think they eat anything other than insects.

https://wreg.com/2018/09/20/mississi...killing-birds/
Hawks and Owls on a quail preserve. I read in another article he killed up to 160 over 5 yrs.
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Bald eagles, Osprey, Turkey Vultures, red-tailed hawks are all migratory, there are groups out there dedicated to tracking hawk and vulture migration. Living in the south, they (like wood ducks) exist as migrants and year round residents. There are Eagles that never leave MS and there are those that come to MS/TN/KY/AR etc just for the winter (when lakes and rivers are frozen over up north).


Land Between the Lakes and Reelfoot NWR have big eagle watching events every winter when you can see hundreds of wintering Eagles in KY and TN.


So yeah, they've been migratory since well since forever.
Glad to know that. I never realized they were migratory since I see them year round. Sounds like the ol guy bought himself a whole lot of migratory birds of prey.
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Hawks and Owls on a quail preserve. I read in another article he killed up to 160 over 5 yrs.


He'd be better served eliminating fire ants, skunks, coons and rat snakes.
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He'd be better served eliminating fire ants, skunks, coons and rat snakes.
And possums, armadillos, and foxes. Hawks get more credit for quail killing than they deserve. Cooperís hawks can be rough on quail, they are like house cats that fly. But Iíve seen two Cooperís hawks killed by red tails. And a couple quail being chase by, but not caught by, red tails. And even seen pictures of a Cooperís hawk being killed by a grey rat snake.

Itís a complicated dynamic. Everything wants to eat a quail. But most critters that eat quail will eat each other given the opportunity.
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He'd be better served eliminating fire ants, skunks, coons and rat snakes.
As well as feral cats and thinning the bobcats and possums! But maybe he already had all these under control and the last predator left was the ones on wings!
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Nobody but native americans can even have a feather Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. ... The statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, or sell birds listed therein as migratory birds. The statute does not discriminate between live or dead birds and also grants full protection to any bird parts including feathers, eggs, and nests.
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