Hawk ID please?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by aart, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not the greatest pic, sorry, but any guesses as to what kind of hawk this is?
    I'm thinking juvenile Coopers with the speckled breast and barred undertail?

    Was great justifying affirmation of my 'over the top' run design, just completed a couple weeks ago!

    Oops forgot pic lol
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    added close up, forgot you can't zoom pics on this site
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  2. Kelsie2290

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  3. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice 22 with a scope will fix that
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Chooks were under the edge of the shed in the 'under run', under the pop door and ramp. I heard no sounds of alarm or distress.
    Already found the Cornell site, thanks.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Got that going on, but will not shoot a hawk...no need to, it can't get to the chickens.
     
  6. malndobe

    malndobe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coopers Hawk
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    I have some that hang out around my yard all the time, this photo was taken about 15 feet from my living room window and less than 20 feet from the chicken coop. I've had Chickens and Coopers for years, let the Chickens free range in my yard, and never had a problem. I think my girls (LF Orpington, EE, Welsummer, Barred Rock, etc) are to big for they to try to take on when there is plenty of other prey out there. Same with my ducks (Indian Runners).

    That said my Silkies don't go out and free range, and have a solid roof on their pen :)
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Beautiful photo, thanks. This one was about 25-30 feet from window and I don't have a great camera. I wish I had grabbed the binoculars instead of going downstairs to get closer.
     
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  9. Mattemma

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    Love the run set up.
     
  10. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: I think you are right. It is not a close-up photo so must go on what you can see. I believe it is a Cooper's based on its head size relative to its body. A sharp-shinned would have a smaller head.
     

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