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Cooper's Hawk art 2of 4

Accipter cooperii

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Part 2 of 4

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18 Comments

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

thanks again,luv nature.

luvnature
luvnature 7 years ago

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.

luvnature
luvnature 7 years ago

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...

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Jellis,what you said makes a lot of sense. It was very hot and mid afternoon that too.

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

Might be injuried. What was the temp in Concord yesterday? Sometimes the birds lift their wing to let air pass under to cool off.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thanks again Emily. I will have a look at your hawk!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

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...

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

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...

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

added more pics

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Wow i am sorry to hear that. Emily he was flying very well. Could it not be the case too?

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Looks like this poor baby is injured. His left wing appears to be drooping. Could be why he was so desperate for a meal.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

I was wrong, this is a sharp-shinned hawk! Very cool up close encounter!

suzmonk
suzmonk 7 years ago

Looks like he considered launching himself in your direction in photo no. 4 ...

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

He was probably trying to figure out the "click" of the camera.

suzmonk
suzmonk 7 years ago

I wondered what he was focusing on. Seems very intent. Very.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

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.

suzmonk
suzmonk 7 years ago

Obliging fellow!

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Concord, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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