mysterious urban raptors
Posted 06 August 2005 - 01:26 PM
Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:30 PM
Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:31 PM
Cooper's Hawks and Sharp-shinned Hawks are so similar that it would take a really great photo to make a definitive identification. It'd be hard to make a decision from the photo alone, but your description sounds really good for a Cooper's Hawk.
Sharp-shinned Hawks are 10-14 inches long and only eat small songbirds. It seems that your birds are much larger and eating larger items which is a strong clue that they're Cooper's Hawks. You mention their vocalizations, but another great clue is that Cooper's Hawks commonly nest in urban areas!
What a wonderful experience to watch these birds on a daily basis, we hope you have some great observations!
David Lukas and Simone Whitecloud
Posted 04 October 2005 - 06:38 PM
/forums/emoticons/emotion-19.gif Dear Blue:
I noticed a huge number of hits coming from the LA Times.com Outdoors web site today. I found an atricle there called Just click to identfiy that mystery bird by Susan Dworski.
Got to admit I was thrilled, as I am sure David and Simone are.
I can only hypothesize but is there a connection between this post and the article?
If so THANK YOU /forums/emoticons/emotion-4.gif Its really a exciting and gratifying to see our site mentioned.
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