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Cooper's Hawk (Juvenile)

Accipiter cooperii


Beautiful juvenile hawk with a brown and white striped breast, a large head, and a rounded tail.


My son spotted this bird on my lawn early this morning when he yelled to me that there was a "big, fluffy birdy in the grass." Once it saw us, it flew across the street to perch on a pole in front of a farm. Spotted in a rural area.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thanks Grab and flowntheloop for your comments. Thanks Karen for your help with ID :)

Grab 2 years ago

Nice! :)

KarenSaxton 2 years ago

So you decided on Cooper's? It's certainly a good guess

flowntheloop 2 years ago

wonderful photographs and spotting! <3

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thanks Sarah! It was gorgeous, and had such a huge tail compared to its body size!

SarahWhitt 2 years ago

Gosh.....WHAT A BEAUTY, Christine!! :)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thanks Karen. The post is round and has about a 6-8 inch diameter.

KarenSaxton 2 years ago

Juvenile hawk for sure. If it were in my yard I'd be thinking red shoulder, coopers/sharp-shinned, although it's likely too heavy to be Sharp shinned. That's a 4X4? I'd say Cooper's

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thanks Brian :)

Brian38 2 years ago

That's awesome! Great pics!

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2017
Submitted on Sep 4, 2017

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