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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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I hit a jackpot today walking around Patterson Ranch in Fremont. I saw a bunch of people with long lens standing underneath a power-line pole looking up. And, there it was standing still posing for us who brought a camera. I think it is a Cooper's Hawk. If anyone on the forum can verify it, please let me know.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 8:21 AM   #2
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Nice shots. I always get stupid when I spot a raptor and forget a setting or something. My hawk ID sucks, so I'll refrain from even trying.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 8:52 AM   #3
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Those are great WCKSer, well done.

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Could this hawk be a Sharp Shinned Hawk? I was trying to Google it and it is really hard to tell them apart. Here is a couple more pictures. The first is over-exposed but provides the best frontal view. Based on the length of the outer tail feather, Sharp Shinned Hawk has longer outer tail feather.
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