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Old Dec 19, 2004, 8:04 PM   #1
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Old Dec 19, 2004, 9:10 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure that it's a Sharp-shinned Hawk. A juvenile a little over a year old. As they mature their eyes go from yellow to redish brown. It looks like your hawk is about the right size too. 11-12 inches tall? They are related to the Cooper's Hawk family. I suppose it could also be a juvenile Coopers. They are very similar except for size. Coopers are a little bigger.

If anyone else wants to verify or correct my ID please jump in.

Nice photo BTW. Looks like the bird forgot something and is looking back.

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