Raptor IDs please past year or two...

by Buddy
(Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)




The first one was on the Bruce Trail of the Hamilton Escarpment. Some type of hawk species?


Second was on the Bruce Trail towards Balls Falls. Coopers Hawk?

Third was in my yard on the east Hamilton Mountain, might not be able to ID from the fuzz.

Thanks all for your help :)

Wow, great pictures, thank you.

One of our readers will likely be able to identify these for you.

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May 28, 2016
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Possible Red Tail
by: Anonymous

I think this is a Red Tail Hawk it's possible that the blue on its beak shows this.

Mar 31, 2015
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Hi
by: Anonymous

This may also be a Sharp Shinned Hawk.

Mar 31, 2015
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Hope this helps on your third picture
by: Anonymous

I agree like the post that the other person who posted under "Anonymous", that the pic is a little blurry, but from the shape of the head and the somewhat slender body it looks like a Swainson's Hawk.

Jan 30, 2015
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Raptor ID
by: Anonymous

The first pic is one of a juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk. It has not yet grown its characteristic red-orange tail feathers. The second is a Cooper's Hawk. I'm not sure about the third one...the picture is too dark and grainy. Sorry!

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