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Old Thursday 23rd October 2014, 19:11   #1
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Could someone verify the first two of these photos are Cooper's? And the third a Peregrine? Taken in southeast US last week.

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Old Thursday 23rd October 2014, 19:19   #2
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Unfortunately the pics have fallen off . . .
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Old Thursday 23rd October 2014, 19:20   #3
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Pic 3 is an American Kestrel I think
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Old Thursday 23rd October 2014, 19:20   #4
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Sorry- I can't help with the hawk but the falcon is American kestrel.
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I've got them attached. Thanks
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Old Thursday 23rd October 2014, 19:22   #6
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Thanks! Yep, Cooper's for 1-2; and ditto to American Kestrel for #3.
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Old Thursday 23rd October 2014, 20:12   #7
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Cooper's, Sharp-shinned, American Kestrel.

On 2, notice the streaking goes onto the belly, the wings are crooked forward, the tail is thin and with the outer feathers near equal to the central.

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Old Sunday 26th October 2014, 01:42   #8
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IMHO #2 is also a Cooper's. The imm. accipiters are quite easy if the undersides are well shown. The streaks on Cooper's are well separated, relatively fine and comma shaped, as in this bird. On a Sharpie they are bigger, splotchier and more diffuse. I think in this bird the wings crooked forward are because it's flapping, not soaring, and the central tail feathers can be worn. In fact, to me #s 1 and 2 look like the same bird. Are they, KAC?

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