Hawk Id Please.

Tommyc(Mich 5-6)November 11, 2004

I saw this near my fish pond in suburban Detroit today. It was near the ground, all the sparrows were yacking away. I have 4 telephone poles around the yard about 8 feet off the ground. It was about 16" tall, sleek, small pheasant like. Sorry that the photo wasn't good. I took out my video camera to take the photo because it flew up into the tree and my Video Camera has a better zoom on it. My uncles looked at the photo and thinks its an American Sparrow Hawk. I looked up the photos, its definitely not male sparrow hawk. So any help would be appreciated. Kind of worried about my Koi in the pond.

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There is a raptor forum maybe you should post the picture there. It's a great shot. Maybe these pictures will help. To me if they're large they are redtails. If they're small they're sharp shinned or coopers. Sarah

Here is a link that might be useful: hawk id

    Bookmark   November 12, 2004 at 10:16AM
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Tommyc(Mich 5-6)

Thanks to raptor2@usaref.org. . . Its a Cooper's Hawk.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2004 at 11:31AM
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Kinda looks like an immature coopers hawk

    Bookmark   January 7, 2005 at 9:09PM
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