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Juvenile cooper's hawk
LOL... although it looks like I am a bit slow on the draw, as this was ID'd a year ago.... ooops! HAH!
I'm going with the Juvenile Cooper's as well....http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-cooper...
Beautiful photo, Dave! Project Noah has increased the boundaries of the mission "Raptors of Colorado" to include all of North America, and is now called (drumroll please!) "Raptors of North America". Please consider adding this and your other raptor spottings (birds of prey) to the following: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...Thank you!
Wow, if that flying hawk really is a red-tailed, that's three giant hawks that patrol this yard, Chattanooga's legal test case for naturlized gardening. That's stupendous!
juvie Cooper's seems like the most likely choice
The image of the hawk in flight, I believe is actually a red-tailed hawk. It has that band around the belly. A red-shouldered hawk has a reddish chest with stripes in a more horizontal pattern. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/569...
I've seen three different hawks in my yard, one of them I'm sure is a red-shouldered. I'm not sure about the other: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=87...http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=819...
I couldn't see the tail feathers.
Was there banding on the tail feathers? Looks like a juvenile Cooper's Hawk.http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/552...
I thought the red-shouldered had horizontal stripes.
It looks a lot like our red-shouldered hawk
Spotted on Dec 24, 2008 Submitted on Apr 8, 2011
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