Hawk visitor

by Dan
(Georgetown, Ontario, Canada)


S/he just popped in out of nowhere into our suburban back yard (granted our development surrounded on 3 sides by farm lands). Not sure if its a Coopers Hawk or Red Tailed. Any ideas?

Cheers,

Dan

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Hello
by: D

This bird of prey is an Sharp-Shinned Hawk

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Hello
by: D

Hi Dan, what you have here is definitely a Sharp-Shinned Hawk you can tell by the way the the pattern is on the chest and the Coopers Hawk has a darker head at the top.

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Cool Sighting
by: Lisa Birtch

It was definitely not a Red Tail - the bird's tail in your picture has black bands on it.

I would guess either a Sharp Shin or a Coopers Hawk. The Coopers Hawk seems to be more common!

Keep your eyes peeled and your camera handy - if you could get a picture of it's whole tail or a flight picture you could know for sure much more easily!

Good Luck!

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