One thought on “Neighborhood Hawk

  • January 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I would tag this a young red shouldered hawk rather than a Coopers. The tail on a red shouldered hawk has the characteristic white and dark brown/black horizontal bands (like the picture) while the Coopers’ tail is alternating dark grey and dark brown/black bands. While both usually end up with orange breasts, the young Coopers usually has vertical chest stripes, not horizontal.

    Love your site and pictures. I tend to get most of my favorite shots shooting out the window at the visitors to my feeders, also.

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