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Old Jan 17, 2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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This little guy ended up with no tail but that's better than no life!





This hawk flew into my feeding station and was perched 8 feet from me. I was in the act of changing from landscape to portrait mode and just as I focused he flew up into this tree. Missed opportunity but maybe I'll get another shot. This one has a branch in front of the hawk.


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Old Jan 17, 2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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Great opportunity - anyidea on what type of hawk? is it a hawk? Dan
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 6:47 PM   #3
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Good catches, Ron! I bet the Titmouse has a learning curve flying without it's tail. Those Accipters are bold birds when they are after a meal.
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 8:14 PM   #4
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Two outstanding shots. I going to guess and say the Hawk is a Sharp-shinned. I know, I know....always confusion with the Sharpie vs. Coopers. I'm just going by the squared off tail and thin legs.
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 9:39 PM   #5
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Great shots Ron. The detail is awesome!.....cheers..Don
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 11:17 PM   #6
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Two outstanding shots. I going to guess and say the Hawk is a Sharp-shinned. I know, I know....always confusion with the Sharpie vs. Coopers. I'm just going by the squared off tail and thin legs.
Right you are. And branch or no branch, it is a nice shot.
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 11:29 PM   #7
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Awesome shots, Ron!
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 6:28 AM   #8
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Thanks for the comments folks. 3RD1 you're right about the ID. Here's a Coopers hawk (for comparison) that raids my feeders and Martin colony when the babies start to fledge. This was shot ay my feeders also.



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