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Old 12-19-2008, 10:27 PM   #11
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It is definately a hawk, just not sure which kind. Beatiful birds.
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I'm thinking red tail but it's hard to tell unless it's flying I also think it's a juvenile which makes it harder to tell.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:30 PM   #13
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It's can be hard to tell at times...What came to my mind when I first saw the picture was Coopers Hawk...Don't take that to the bank!! You'll go broke!!
Uncle Bob, I agree with you it looks like a Cooper's Hawk to me. One key identifier it the striping on the tail. Attached is a picture of a juvenile Cooper's Hawk that landed outside our Wildlife Biologist's window a couple of months ago.

Here is a great website from Cornell University for identifying birds.

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Old 12-20-2008, 02:34 AM   #14
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Beautiful!!
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:05 AM   #15
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We get quite a few hawks (and even the occaisional eagle) around here. When my dog got lost a few years ago, we got her home with gauges in her back. After looking at her the vet said some bird of prey decided she looked like supper (she's a rather thin JR terrier, 14 lbs at her heaviest).

When we were camped out at Vandenberg one year, a fellow camper was a hawk enthusiast. Had a couple of pet hawks and a big leather glove, and a JR terrier. He'd spend hours every day playing with them.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:39 AM   #16
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this "Cooper's Hawk" looks pretty darn "well-nourished" to me..............she obviously likes po'boys.........I love her arrogance........nice picture by the way...
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:10 AM   #17
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this "Cooper's Hawk" looks pretty darn "well-nourished" to me..............she obviously likes po'boys.........I love her arrogance........nice picture by the way...
Hmmmmmmm...are you certain it's a SHE? Is the "arrogance" a tippoff??? Maybe it's a HE with an "attitude."

I'm gettin out of here while the gettin's good!
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:30 AM   #18
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We are Woman........yes.........it's a she..........you hand in a bread basket........:):)
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:35 AM   #19
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jest kidding....:):)
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:28 PM   #20
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Coopers hawks do like the "buffet" of a well stocked bird feeder.

I saw 2 eagles today--but no pix.
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