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Buddym

Sharp-shinned Hawk yes?

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3rd year of looking at birds and I've seen a dozen Coopers (I think).   Please say this is a Sharpy.    I tried following online resources for ID but back and forth for this amateur.  I seen someone post about being bug-eyed on here and that sold it haha.  This was by far the smallest of the hawks I've seen minus a few American Kestrel.  I also came across a pair of much larger Coopers hawks than this little male? today on another section of trail today. Hamilton, Ontario.  Thanks all. 

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Really?!?  Ugh. This thing was like the size of a pigeon. There was an "active" breeding pair of Coopers on the trail today too which seemed huge compared to this guy..   I thought for sure by the size but it does show characteristics of a Coopers.   Running out of ways to tell the differences. Always seems to be Coopers lol.  Thanks for your input and great day out birding regardless. 

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The blue-gray cheeks indicate this is a male, and they're almost as small as a female Sharpie.

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Just now, Buddym said:

Well I dug in my archive albums and found these 2.  Sharp-shinned?

The first of those looks good for a Sharp-shinned with the dark nape.  The second is a Cooper's (notice the uneven tail feathers).

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You're that desperate? :lol:

I actually think the 1st one is a Sharp-shinned! :)

The 2nd one is a Cooper's.

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Woohoo!!    Hahaha yup I am. I keep seeing reports of Sharp-shinned all around my area and it's driving me crazy. I just knew I had to of came across one. Thanks all.  

 

 

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