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Old 11-10-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-10-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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The same one that chased your woodpecker away..
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The same one that chased your woodpecker away..
Well there's lots of insects and small critters living in our woodpile, so it seems to attract a lot of different birds.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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That's a GREAT pile then!
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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!
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:05 PM   #6
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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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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.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:27 AM   #8
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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.
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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!
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:11 PM   #10
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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!
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