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Cooper's Hawk...Pics

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by bgf, Jan 16, 2012.

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  1. bgf

    bgf Active Member

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    Awhile back someone posted a visitor to there backyard...here is ours...a Cooper’s Hawk. He is a regular to our yard along with an adult Sharp-shinned and it’s youngin’. We also have a Red Tail hawk which does fly-byes.

    Enjoy,
    Bernie




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  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Wish we had one here to take care of the Starlings.
     
  3. bgf

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    Yes Brian, he does quite a good lob on sparrows, finches and dove. He is getting fat and sassy...

    Bernie
     
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    Nothing eats Starling. Dirty damn birds.
     
  5. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pic's of one that comes around my bird feeder. I enjoy seeing him or her come in chasing birds.
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  6. bgf

    bgf Active Member

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    Nice pics Auct...,

    Looks to be an adult Cooper's Hawk. My pics are of an immature Cooper's...so my wife tells me. :>)

    Cool in any event...

    Bernie
     
  7. B-Rod

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    Bernie - Your wife is correct that it is in fact an immature bird. They grow up fast... enjoy B-Rod
     
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    Nice pics. Your wife is right, by the time they are 3 years old their eyes will turn red, and their cap will darken. The ones we have prefer doves and Red-bellied woodpeckers, and they fight with the crows constantly.

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    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    The Cooper's and the Sharp-Shinned Hawk are very similar. See the link above. The tail, then size and shape are the easiest to determine the species, IMO. Excellent bird hunters both are. Jon
     
  10. Reinz

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    Great pics!

    My favorite animals.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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