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Napper

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One of the Coopers Hawk's

Hunting in my Subdivision  Napper :D

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Jaedon

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Nice shot Peeter.  I can tell the difference between Sharpies and Coopers now yay!! lol.  I love how you captured his eye here.  I also like the interplay between shadow and light across the breast.
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Beautiful POV, I love the partial sun/shade on hawk. Really nic image, thanks for showing.
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thanx Guys

unfortunately she didn't stick around long enough for me to get into a better position.


Napper  :D
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Great shot!
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Quote from: "Napper"
One of the Coopers Hawk's

Hunting in my Subdivision  Napper :D



I had one a while ago in my backyard that looked the same as this, but when I saw a few posts on this board thought it might be a Sharp-skinned instead. What is the difference? From another Coopers post, the breast seems to be more white and the back more brown on the Coopers than the brown and white breast and grey back of a Sharp-skinned.

My shot is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonybursey/2183354895/  although it is not as clear as I would have hoped.

Thanks
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Cooper's and Sharp-shinned can be difficult to tell apart and it is frequently easier to distinguish them in the field (rather than a photograph).

You might try looking over --> this website <-- for a good overview.
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Yes  :!:

I agree Coopers and Sharp shinned can be very difficult to Id

I won't call it until I see the underside of the tail feathers..  

Today two passes very close to my house while talking to the neighbour after clearing the driveway.. No mistaking these birds (coopers) are large

fast and have adapted to hunting in a suburban environment.  This bird  made a 90 degree turn between houses to come around  for a second try at the

feeders behind my house.. For some reason I see them more during heavy rain and Snow storms..


Napper

large is defined as Crow size

Heavy heavy snow right !!! 6:50 pm sat



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