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.



Joe Mackie

Bellingham



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



I have the same question as Rosemary Hitchens concerning Sharp-shinned Hawk
vs Cooper's Hawk. Please see the photos I just posted to Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gene-s_photos/albums/72157681394559545



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.



Thank you!



Gene Beall

Sammamish, WA

<Gene.beall...> <mailto:<Gene.beall...>




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