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Old 09-16-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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We always have hawks around somewhere and sometimes I know what I am looking at but most times I don't. This hawk in particular was shot in the Charleston area of South Carolina. There is a large reservoir and woods as well as community development.

Is this a red-tailed hawk? red-shouldered hawk? broad-winged hawk? coopers hawk? Immature or adult?
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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More shots so you can get a good look at him. This hawk seems to be quite common here....but I will have to go through some older pics to see if this is the same one I've been having ID problems with...
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:18 PM   #3
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I'd guess "sharp-shinned"
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:34 PM   #4
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What kind would Maggies avatar be?
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:52 PM   #5
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Can't tell from the little avatar
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:40 AM   #6
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My gut feeling is that it could be a juvenile Cooper's hawk. but it would help to know the size of the bird.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:10 AM   #7
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Right time of year .for juvies to be about~
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Looks to be an immature Cooper's Hawk. Beautiful photos, Sage!
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:30 AM   #9
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Not mine, Bridget! Maggy's great shots!
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Oh, duh! Sorry, Maggy! Oopps!
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