Date: 3/13/17 8:41 pm From: Joe Mackie <joemackie.14...> Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Sharp-shinned vs Cooper's Hawk ID
I'd say this is a juvie Sharpie (skinny tarsus), really bedraggled, barely making a living. Sitting out in the open like this indicates to me a certain kind of desperation. If it makes it through its first year, the rest of this winter, a blessing indeed.
From: <tweeters-bounces...> [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Gene Beall Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 8:08 PM To: <tweeters...> Subject: [Tweeters] Sharp-shinned vs Cooper's Hawk ID
Can anyone confirm for me whether this is a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Cooper's Hawk, and what characteristics are you keying on to conclude your ID?
The bird seemed to be 13-14 inches long (head to tip of tail) as best I could tell which seems to put its size between that of a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a Cooper's Hawk. My wife took the photos this afternoon with her iPhone through our front door window.