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Old 12-19-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Spotted on our fence last week

Shortly after we took this pic, he flew off after a bird in the next yard over, trying to nab himself some lunch. Made a good try for it, but missed:

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Old 12-19-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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Neat picture Mav!! Have you IDed the bird??? I have an idea, but would have dig out one my books to be certain...or uncertain....
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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We were looking thru our book, and think it is a red tail hawk but we can't be sure.
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Very cool pic! I love birds of prey.
She sure looks fat though.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:05 PM   #5
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We were looking thru our book, and think it is a red tail hawk but we can't be sure.
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!!
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:07 PM   #6
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LOL she does doesn't she (Is she a guess or is there a way you could tell??) Anyway, this is the best I could get on a close up of it:
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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!!
LOL, could be. Unfortunately our book is just a guide, only has about 200 of the most common North American birds in it so not exactly a comprehensive guide. In fact it only lists three hawks in it, I will have to turn to the Internet to find a Coopers Hawk and compare.
Pretty cool site to see though, just caught it looking out our kitchen window.
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Keep in mind the Coopers idea just came from memory...One that doesn't work as well as it used to.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:27 PM   #9
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I think you are right though, UB. I looked both up and the Red Tail has a different face than this one does. The picture of the Coopers Hawk I found was almost identical to our picture. The Red Tail has rounder eyes and a longer beak, and has more grey in its feathers than brown.
Apparently your memory isn't that bad yet, LOL.
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I just Googled "Cooper's Hawk" (images) and the Google photos look very, very much like the bird in your picture.
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