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About a foot tall, red eyes, gray back, tan face and chest, red and white striped legs, black tipped beak.
I would agree with sharp-shinned hawk! Great spotting! I saw a Coop yesterday attempting to snatch a bird out of a tree. By the time I pulled out my camera, he was gone!
Ok... Thanks for the help IDing! :)
Lovely tail! If it was about 11" long it's a sharp-shinned. If it's closer to 17", it's a Cooper's.
Definitely! I agree with Ava who suggested sharp-shinned hawk. They look similar to a Cooper's Hawk but are smaller and the tail is flatter, which this one seems to be. Thanks for posting the last picture.
Does the photo I just added help? It shows alot more of its tail.
Without seeing more of the tail feathers I would guess Cooper's Hawk or Sharp-Shinned Hawk.
Spotted on Jun 16, 2012 Submitted on Jun 16, 2012