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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Hawk In Flight- Need Opinions Please

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Marlton, NJ

October 27, 2007
9:59 PM

Post #4129863

My camera is not one made for this type of shot but I did the best I could.

I'm almost 100% sure its a Sharp-shinned Hawk but is there a possibilty it could be a

Red-shouldered Hawk?

The tail is in tight so thats not helping me too much.

I have 2 other shots but their worse than this one.

Thanks, Pelle :-)

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United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2007
10:19 PM

Post #4129903

Definitely an Accipiter. As the two outer tail feathers are distinctly shorter than the rest, I'd go for Cooper's.

Marlton, NJ

October 27, 2007
10:56 PM

Post #4130008

I see that now; thanks!
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2007
1:32 AM

Post #4133738

Wow, very nice! GM

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