Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I am not 100% sure our Hawk is the Cooper's Hawk. He could be the Sharp-Shinned Hawk.
The difference is in size and the tail feathers.
Sharp Skinned is smaller.
Sharp Shinned has squared off tail feathers. Even this close I still cannot tell.


The French Nest said...

Whatever type of bird he may be, one thing is for sure...he is magnifique!

Q said...

Hi French Nest,
Oh he is wonderful! My husband thinks he is Cooper's Hawk. I hope so, I call him Mr. Cooper.
I keep going back to the bird guide books and trying to make sure.
I know Mr. Cooper is after the song birds, which I love, yet whenever he comes in, my heart just beats so fast. It is exciting to have him on the deck. I wish he went after Starlings.
Having a hawk as a regular visitor does mean I have a balanced ecosystem. I like that.