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November 7, 2011

Hawk Gawking

Filed under: For the Birds — Karma @ 4:25 pm
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 With the help of Bob Zeller, I’ve been trying to identify this hawk.  The sharp-shinned hawk or the Cooper’s hawk  seem to be best bets for possible identification.  I only got a quick glance at the front of the bird as it flew away when I tried to get a little bit closer.  Its chest was light colored with some brown mottling.  Any one have any thoughts?  I suppose in the end its true name isn’t super important – I was just happy to have the photo opportunity when it landed in a tree across the street from my house.