Bird Quiz 11

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    Junior Barnes
    Junior Barnes
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    How good are you folks at hawk ID’s when you can’t see the fron of it? One major clue should give this one away.

     

    This bird was photographed in Ohio around late February.


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    Stelios
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    Whatever the name of this hawk……he/she sure is a handsome bird!  Talk about a fancy pose…..!


    Stella
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    njeagle7
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    Looks like my “Cooper’s”. Beautiful shot, Junior!

    ~Annie in NJ~


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    Stelios
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    Please don’t laugh!  Could it be a Merlin?


    Stella
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    narnian
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    I agree that this is a Cooper’s….Is this the same bird that is your avatar?

    Gorgeous bird! There was one in the neighbor’s tree close to my house the other day screaming it’s head off! I never did find out what for. I even took a photo of it…but I just don’t have a good enough camera…he looks a mile away. (someday I need to get a good lens for this camera…it is a Nikon D3000, which takes great pics, but needs something for distance)

    Linda Z

    Junior…thanks for these quizzes, I think they are fun! We learn something too!


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    Junior Barnes
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    Sorry for the delayed reply, everyone. I have been extremely busy this week. And yes… You all guessed it. It is a Cooper’s hawk. As for the clue I mentioned, a Cooper’s hawk can be differentiated from the smaller but nearly identical sharp-shinned hawk by their tail feathers. Cooper’s have rounded tailfeathers while sharp-shinned hawks have more squar-shaped tail feathers.

    Narian- Thanks! I enjoy doing these quizzes, and yes, this is the same bird as in my avatar. I wrote about this hawk here last January (2013) because it crashed into my window (how else would I get such good close-ups? ;) )  As a recap, I was inmy bedroom when I heard an extremely loud crash downstairs. It was so loud that I thought a window had been broken by somthing (the idea that came to mind was my mischievous dog). I sped downstairs in time to see this:

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