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I thought this was a Cooper's Hawk but with help from people on this list, I now know it is a Red-Shouldered Hawk.
I added it to the suggested mission, Christy.
We see lots of hawks around our place and are eager to learn all about them. Thanks for the help identifying this beautiful raptor!
There is no mistaking that this is a red shouldered hawk! Great spot!
Thanks so much!
Nice series! Great Red-Shouldered hawk! I'd love you to add this spotting to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...
Welcome to Project Noah--this is a very good start. Looking forward to more wildlife in your area.
I think this is a red shouldered hawk instead of a Cooper's hawk. Cooper's hawks have yellow eyes and adults have more uniformly colored back plummage. Your last photo clearly shows the 'red shoulders'.
Spotted on May 9, 2012 Submitted on Jun 25, 2012
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