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.
November 7, 2011