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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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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. [laugh]
 

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

It's 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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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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