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BooBooBearBecky 11-10-2010 03:49 PM

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I think this is a hawk of some kind. Can anyone tell me what bird this is?

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havalotta 11-10-2010 05:07 PM

The same one that chased your woodpecker away..:tease

BooBooBearBecky 11-10-2010 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by havalotta (Post 81530)
The same one that chased your woodpecker away..:tease

Well there's lots of insects and small critters living in our woodpile, so it seems to attract a lot of different birds.

havalotta 11-10-2010 07:56 PM

That's a GREAT pile then!

biigblueyes 11-10-2010 08:54 PM

I'm not so sure it's a great pile - if you mean wood pile as in you bring the wood into your house. Here birdie, birdie. Eat all the insects before I bring them inside!

Sage 11-10-2010 09:05 PM

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Could be a Cooper's Hawk... Here are a couple shots of one in my neighborhood. Does it look similar?

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bridget1964 11-10-2010 10:36 PM

It is either a Cooper's Hawk or a Sharp shinned hawk. They are very hard to tell apart. I have a Cooper's Hawk that regularly dines on the house sparrows at my feeder. Do you have a bird feeder nearby? *big grins*

Great pictures, btw.

BooBooBearBecky 11-11-2010 01:27 AM

I think it's probably a Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

bridget is right though, the Cooper's Hawk and the Sharp Shinned Hawk do look very similar.

bridget1964 11-11-2010 12:24 PM

Saw a coopers this morning while walking the dog! How cool is that! I love when I talk about something and then that something shows up soon afterwards!

He was hunting the pigeons in my neighborhood. Someone must have told them he was coming, because they flew off before he even had a chance! His crop looked distended, so maybe he wasn't very hungry!

Sage 11-11-2010 02:11 PM

Sharp-shinned have pencil-thin legs and are smaller; Cooper's have a flatter head. It is difficult to decide though unless they are side-by-side! :D

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