Hawk Identification

juliaschickens

In the Brooder
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Usually I am good with identifying the hawks around me(NorthEast USA), however I'm stumped on this one. I wasn't able to get a good look at the front of this hawk, but managed to get this picture. Is it a Cooper's Hawk or a Sharp-Shinned Hawk? Or a different kind entirely?
 
Oct 18, 2018
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It is a cooper hawk. One cooper just tryed to get one of my pigeons. They are extremely good at getting small birds.
View attachment 1589885 Usually I am good with identifying the hawks around me(NorthEast USA), however I'm stumped on this one. I wasn't able to get a good look at the front of this hawk, but managed to get this picture. Is it a Cooper's Hawk or a Sharp-Shinned Hawk? Or a different kind entirely?
 

Bird maniac

Chirping
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that is a juvenile Coopers hawk, which means it hatched this summer. watch out one of these hawks killed my beloved silkie (though this one is young so it probably is pretty bad at hunting.) it is to large to be a coopers (now I realize there sizes over lap but from the picture it looks like a female coopers.)
 

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