This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
, British Columbia
San Jose, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
South Daytona, Florida
Rock Falls, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
West Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Cole Camp, Missouri
Warner, New Hampshire
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Deschutes River Woods, Oregon
|Neutral ||Mrs_Ed ||On Jan 6, 2009, Mrs_Ed from Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a) wrote:
Often confused with the Cooper's Hawk.
|Neutral ||Methodical ||On Feb 19, 2009, Methodical from Clinton, MD
(Zone 7a) wrote:
Yes, this Hawk is very similar to the Coopers but the one difference I've notice, based on research, is that the Sharp Shinned Hawk has a pale stripe over the eyes. So look for that stripe over the eyes.
|Neutral ||natureluvver ||On Sep 4, 2009, natureluvver from Philadelphia, PA wrote:
As much as I love seeing these hawks on the fence around my yard, it usually means doom for the birds at my bird feeders. Luckily I have some dense bushes that the birds fly into for safety. The hawk usually stays for quite a long time before leaving.
|Neutral ||plantladylin ||On Feb 21, 2010, plantladylin from Daytona Beach, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:
The Sharp-shinned Hawk, also called Little Blue Darter, is a beautiful bird that we see in our area from October through May. They are often seen around backyard feeders, not to eat the seeds but rather to dine on the small birds that are present at the feeders. Their diet also consists of small mammals and insects.
The Sharp-shinned Hawk resembles and is often mistaken for the Cooper's Hawk, but is a lot smaller in size than the Cooper's Hawk and has a squared off tail, whereas the Cooper's Hawk tail is more rounded.
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