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Hi all, 

I've just come back from New York and Niagara Falls on holidays. It was my first time over in the states, so I got quite a few lifers and had a great time with both the holiday and the mostly incidental birding, but I have a few birds of prey here which I'm looking for second opinions on.. Unfortunately it wasn't a birding holiday, sot unfortunately didn't have the time or equipment with me for good images. 

Central Park - is this a Coopers?

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This next one was from Niagara Falls, and I'm thinking Sharp-shinned. My instant reaction was 'sparrowhawk' (being a UK birder), and from the field guides I think that gut reaction sits more so with sharp-shinned. The tail also seems to be quite angled, which would seem to line up?

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Finally, I snapped this one out over the falls. I'm thinking red-tailed?

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