Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:10 AM
(the redish colored tail as it flew in was a dead-giveaway. I'm learning a little.)
2>Anything I say would be 100% guess. Please help me learn by telling me what leads you to your conclusions.
Eyes: Looks gold to me.
Tail: Long. Thick bands light and dark, ending with white band.
Legs and Feet: Yellow.
Coloring: White underside. Brown back.
(several shots -all the same bird-thumbnails-click for larger view)
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:17 AM
The second one is a young Cooper's Hawk. One useful tip -- the accipiters should be the only hawks we get where the folded wings only reach the base of the tail. Some of the buteos have wings that don't reach the tip of the tail, but they all reach at least most of the way down. Once you know it's an accipiter, it's young because it's brown on the back and streaked below. The streaks are very crisp and they are much stronger on the breast than on the belly -- these are good marks for Cooper's.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:55 PM
I agree with young Cooper's on the second bird.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:48 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:22 AM
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