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Old Nov 28, 2005, 8:43 PM   #1
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I believe this to be a Sharp-Shinned Hawk as it is the closest match to any of the pictures in my book. I spotted it on a phone line along the highway and braked hard thinking all the time it would do like all the others and fly before I could get ready. But it stayed there and I eased out of my truck and started creeping slowly toward him shooting all the time. I was hoping to get a flight shot also but when he did fly it was into the trees and all I could have gotten anyhow was a butt shot. Oh well...... Hope you guys enjoy these.

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Great picture. Impressive!
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Good ones Houston.

I believe that is a Cooper's Hawk, it is somewhat larger than a sharpie.

They don't seem to be as skittish as some of the other hawks such as the Red Tail.

I took several photos of one a few days ago.... front, side, and back from a fairly close distance and it pretty much ignored me.


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Darknite and VP, thanks for looking in and commenting. Glad you liked the pics.

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