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Finally something that's not a RTH, Cooper's?


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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.
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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.
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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. :(
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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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