[Tweeters] Edmonds accipiter

Jack Stephens jstephens62 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 13 18:53:04 PST 2013


Earlier today Bill Anderson wrote:

"Scroll down to the bottom of page 50 for photos and further narrative. I will appreciate feedback as to whether the Accipiter I photographed was a sharp-shinned hawk or a Cooper's hawk.

http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showthread.php?7934-Wildlife-of-Edmonds-WA/page50"


I would vote for Cooper's Hawk. The head seems blocky, with a capped
appearance. The eye seems a bit small and much closer to the bill than
to the back of the head. The pole the bird is on gives some idea of
size, and it seems relatively large for an accipiter. You can't see the
tail or the nape, which would help, but for me everything lines up for
adult Cooper's Hawk.

Jack Stephens
Edmonds, WA
jstephens62 at comcast.net



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