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Hawk ID requested, Glen Allen, Virginia, U.S.A. (1 Viewer)

catte

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I'm guessing this is either a Sharp-shinned or Cooper's Hawk based on small size and color but I am no expert, just a backyard bird watcher. The two photos show different colors as one was taken in the sun and the other when a cloud passed overhead. It landed on the deck twice, took off and I haven't seen it again. Date seen was Jan. 21, 2021, Location is Glen Allen, Virginia, U.S.A. Thank you in advance for any information or ID. It is very much appreciated! (click on the attachment to enlarge).
 

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Lisa W

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Hi Catte, I think you have your ID. Just wanted to let you know that we would like the location in the title instead of the first post. This way folks who are more apt to know the bird will look at the thread instead of passing it by. Thanks.
 

catte

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Hi Catte, I think you have your ID. Just wanted to let you know that we would like the location in the title instead of the first post. This way folks who are more apt to know the bird will look at the thread instead of passing it by. Thanks.
Thanks very much, I will insert the location into the title.
 

catte

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I agree with Sharp Shinned hawk, we are lucky to have one visit our yard on occasion. Lovely photos, thank you for sharing.
Thank you for both your ID confirmation and wonderful comments on the photos. We mostly see Red-shouldered hawks here. The last Sharp-shinned before this one was in December, 2015. It is always so exciting to see hawks. I took the photos through a window so did not disturb the bird. Stay well and safe.
 
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