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Old Mar 11, 2015, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Cooper's hawk (i think)

i can never really tell a Cooper's from a sharp-shinned for sure, but i think this is a Cooper's... taken at Magnuson Park in Seattle this afternoon. he flew in and landed about 20 yards away, and just sat there looking around for about 5 minutes, while i took a number of shots. 7D, 500mm, 1/160 @ f/7.1



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Beautiful captures of a Cooper's Hawk!
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i can never really tell a Cooper's from a sharp-shinned for sure, but i think this is a Cooper's...
Best way is by the shape of the end of the tail - square in the Sharp-shinned, and rounded in the Cooper's. You can see enough of the tail to tell that all of the feathers are not of the same length, so it is a Cooper's.
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Beautiful captures of a Cooper's Hawk!
thanks, WCKSer! he landed closer than i've seen them land before, which helped... along with that new lens, of course!

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Best way is by the shape of the end of the tail - square in the Sharp-shinned, and rounded in the Cooper's. You can see enough of the tail to tell that all of the feathers are not of the same length, so it is a Cooper's.
thanks for the info, Penolta!
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