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Hawk Id Please.

Posted by Tommyc Mich 5-6 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 11, 04 at 23:49

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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RE: Hawk Id Please.

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

RE: Hawk Id Please.

Thanks to . . Its a Cooper's Hawk.

RE: Hawk Id Please.

Kinda looks like an immature coopers hawk

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