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#1 nobull_tex

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:12 AM

Cooper's Hawk? confirmation
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

Looks good for a Cooper's to me. The rounded tail eliminates Sharp-shinned, imo.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:38 AM

Thank you. :) I was almost sure someone would tell me it was a RTH. :angry: AllI the other hawks(RTH) I posted, I was sure were falcons or something else. But I finally figured out they were not, with all these experts help. The rounded tail was what I based this guess on, as well.

2014 list of true Lifer's: # 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, # 2 Pine Warbler, # 3 Blue-winged Teal, # 4 Vermillion Flycatcher, # 5 American Pipit, # 6 Solitary Sandpiper, # 7 Common Yellowthroat

Total number of different species seen and Identified for life list: 122

Last five Lifer's / years list.  Since I have only started birding in 2013, January 3rd, 2013 is my "bird"day, they are the same.
 #116 White-faced Ibis, #117 Black-necked Stilt, #118 Dickcissel, #119 Cattle Egret, #120 Northern Pintail (last one for 2013, seen New Years Eve).

Bird books:
Sibley's Birding Basics by David Sibley,  The Bird Photography Field Guide by David Tipling, A Guide to North American Bird Feathers by S. David Scott and Casey McFarland, Hawks At A Distance by Jerry Liguori, The Big Year by Mark Obmascik, Birds in Your Backyard by Robert J. Dolezal.
Field Guides:
American Bird Conservancy's Field Guide design by Jack L. Griggs, Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kenn Kaufman, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, American Game Birds by John Michaels, Peter Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion by Peter Dunne.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:47 AM

Good going nobull_tex. One day I hope to see something besides a Red Tail.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:15 AM

Thought I never would besides the occassional Kestrel or Osprey. Thanks for the reply. This is a lifer if it holds true. Still would like more confimations though to make sure.

2014 list of true Lifer's: # 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, # 2 Pine Warbler, # 3 Blue-winged Teal, # 4 Vermillion Flycatcher, # 5 American Pipit, # 6 Solitary Sandpiper, # 7 Common Yellowthroat

Total number of different species seen and Identified for life list: 122

Last five Lifer's / years list.  Since I have only started birding in 2013, January 3rd, 2013 is my "bird"day, they are the same.
 #116 White-faced Ibis, #117 Black-necked Stilt, #118 Dickcissel, #119 Cattle Egret, #120 Northern Pintail (last one for 2013, seen New Years Eve).

Bird books:
Sibley's Birding Basics by David Sibley,  The Bird Photography Field Guide by David Tipling, A Guide to North American Bird Feathers by S. David Scott and Casey McFarland, Hawks At A Distance by Jerry Liguori, The Big Year by Mark Obmascik, Birds in Your Backyard by Robert J. Dolezal.
Field Guides:
American Bird Conservancy's Field Guide design by Jack L. Griggs, Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kenn Kaufman, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, American Game Birds by John Michaels, Peter Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion by Peter Dunne.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:39 AM

We jokingly call hawks in this position "Light-pole Hawks", but usually they have all th characteristics do Red-Taileds. this one looks more like a Coopers. Must rethink this label....

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

Agree with Cooper's here, with that chest streaking and body shape.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

Agree with Cooper's here, with that chest streaking and body shape.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

Yeah, thanks to all . :) Try using a Kendal Fire. Either way its no fun typng. :(

2014 list of true Lifer's: # 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, # 2 Pine Warbler, # 3 Blue-winged Teal, # 4 Vermillion Flycatcher, # 5 American Pipit, # 6 Solitary Sandpiper, # 7 Common Yellowthroat

Total number of different species seen and Identified for life list: 122

Last five Lifer's / years list.  Since I have only started birding in 2013, January 3rd, 2013 is my "bird"day, they are the same.
 #116 White-faced Ibis, #117 Black-necked Stilt, #118 Dickcissel, #119 Cattle Egret, #120 Northern Pintail (last one for 2013, seen New Years Eve).

Bird books:
Sibley's Birding Basics by David Sibley,  The Bird Photography Field Guide by David Tipling, A Guide to North American Bird Feathers by S. David Scott and Casey McFarland, Hawks At A Distance by Jerry Liguori, The Big Year by Mark Obmascik, Birds in Your Backyard by Robert J. Dolezal.
Field Guides:
American Bird Conservancy's Field Guide design by Jack L. Griggs, Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kenn Kaufman, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, American Game Birds by John Michaels, Peter Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion by Peter Dunne.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

i agree with coopers,finer streaking and that boxy head.




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