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Some kind of Hawks, juvenile probably, help with ID (1 Viewer)

I saw them and heard them talking and playing with each other. I was only able to get 1 shot of them.
 

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Microtus

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I think that the top bird is a Cooper's; the bottom one could very well be too.
 

Deb Burhinus

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The middle one is almost certainly a Cooper’s (looking on a larger monitor) imo so I would assume the top bird in 1 and 3 also is. The bottom one looks rounder headed and shorter winged but that could be the angle of the head and that the top bird is female chasing a smaller Cooper’s male.
 
The middle one is almost certainly a Cooper’s (looking on a larger monitor) imo so I would assume the top bird in 1 and 3 also is. The bottom one looks rounder headed and shorter winged but that could be the angle of the head and that the top bird is female chasing a smaller Cooper’s male.
Great, thanks
 

Deb Burhinus

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Looking at those skinny legs, I'd go with a Sharpie!
I agree the legs look skinny KC but I put that down to ‘movement in the image’ and them not being focussed - do you think maybe the tail looks rather rounded and full for a Sharpie and the undertail coverts very bushy?

You have probably seen more Sharpies and Coopers than I have hot dinners though so happy to bow to your greater experience here!
 

Deb Burhinus

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@ Crow Lover, it could well be the squirrels that are attracting Cooper’s but they mainly hunt small birds so if you have feeders up, this will also attract them. (Feeders can be made a bit safer from hawk attacks by positioning them near some cover or by using a baffle over the top of the feeders, however, they are the canaries of a healthy local eco-system so enjoy!)
 

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