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thanks again,luv nature.
I think I got fooled by the tail fanned out in the second photo but when held down the tail is rounded so it's a an adult Cooper's Hawk.
This not immature because red eye means it's an adult. The square looking tail means it's a Sharp-shinned and to me it appears to be this size too. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sharp...
Jellis,what you said makes a lot of sense. It was very hot and mid afternoon that too.
Might be injuried. What was the temp in Concord yesterday? Sometimes the birds lift their wing to let air pass under to cool off.
Thanks again Emily. I will have a look at your hawk!
Ok, now I'm thinking Coop again because of the eyes... Sorry if someone already posted this link but this is the best I've found for comparing the two: http://static.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/Abou...
Hmm...hard to say. I have a male red-tailed hawk that lives near me that has a droopy wing. I've watched him for over a year. He flies well, hunts well and has a mate so it must be an older injury. He thrives quite well despite his injury! Maybe your guy has a similar story.Oh, here is a link to the Red-Tailed Hawk for comparison: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/105...
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Wow i am sorry to hear that. Emily he was flying very well. Could it not be the case too?
Looks like this poor baby is injured. His left wing appears to be drooping. Could be why he was so desperate for a meal.
I was wrong, this is a sharp-shinned hawk! Very cool up close encounter!
Looks like he considered launching himself in your direction in photo no. 4 ...
He was probably trying to figure out the "click" of the camera.
I wondered what he was focusing on. Seems very intent. Very.
Suzzanne,yes! My feeling is that it must be very hungry and was making it's daily rounds at meal time. Otherwise must be trying to make a catch for a hungry fledgling.
Spotted on Jun 18, 2013 Submitted on Jun 18, 2013
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