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Post Posted: Aug 20, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Just came in from walking the dog and saw this majestic creature in my tree. I don't think it is a red tail, any thoughts? My photo is probably awful b/c I took it with my phone.

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did you see it fly? was the tail banded (stripes horizontal). If so, digit99 is correct :)

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I still can't figure what hawk has been in the meadow the last few years. See a few redtail but this one looks larger when sitting because of almost white chest & neck. Really stands out. Thought was Coopers but too white. Fun to watch it fly. Beautiful.


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I had a Cooper's at my water dish the other day. Such beautiful, fierce-looking birds.

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I have at least one Northern Goshawk in my area (ElkCreekHighlands).
I saw it fly away after killing one of my chickens :rant:
I had never noticed one before that.
But now I see them regularly (of course I am on the look out now too). Mostly just see them soaring.

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But I saw one eating a rabbit in my driveway a few weeks ago. They are BIG birds. MUCH bigger than a red tail.

My chicken run is now hawk proof! ;)


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Oh thankyou. Mine not a Cooper's at all. Picture told me what it was, no wonder so white & large.


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I didn't get to see it fly, just perched. The body looked similar to a Cooper's but didn't get to see it unfurled. I bet it was a Goshawk, will look up its pic. Glad my Lhasa has passed on, hawk would have had him in a NY minute.


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A juvenile goshawk looks quite a lot like a Cooper's (to me anyway).


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This guy has been hanging around my deck. I think it's a Coopers. His tail has thick, horizontal bars on it. This morning, sitting on the railing, he was watching a little Pine Squirrel running around. The squirrel actually ran up within 18" of it. The Hawk was very interested by this! I don't know how the squirrel survived. Maybe they're too big for it to take? It's a pretty small bird. BTW, haven't seen any chipmunks this morning.... :whistle:

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Post Posted: Aug 23, 2017 1:14 pm 
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It could possibly be an immature red tail hawk. I've got one of them hanging around my place. However the bars on the tail do sound like a Coopers. Hawk. He must not have been very hungry


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