Anyone good with hawk breeds?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by deuxcoop, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. deuxcoop

    deuxcoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd love a breed ID on my not-so-friendly neighborhood chicken hawk if possible. I chased him away from the girls so all is well, but I still shake my fist at the sky :old whenever I see him overhead!
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats a Cooper's Hawk (or possibly a Sharp Shinned hawk--they look almost identical). They are common hawks (I have lots in my area) that usually prey on small birds like sparrows.
     
  3. deuxcoop

    deuxcoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Neat, thank you for the explanation! Much appreciated.
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with Wyandottes7, it does look like either a Sharp shined hawk or Cooper's hawk (the two look very similar). how big was the hawk?
     
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  5. deuxcoop

    deuxcoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say from wing tip to wing tip was about 3 feet or so.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If that's 2"x4" fencing, wing span is more like 2 feet.
     

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