[Tweeters] Sharp-shinned vs Cooper's Hawk ID

Joe Mackie joemackie.14 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 13 20:37:28 PDT 2017

I'd say this is a juvie Sharpie (skinny tarsus), really bedraggled, barely
making a living. Sitting out in the open like this indicates to me a certain
kind of desperation. If it makes it through its first year, the rest of this
winter, a blessing indeed.

Joe Mackie


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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Gene Beall
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 8:08 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Sharp-shinned vs Cooper's Hawk ID

I have the same question as Rosemary Hitchens concerning Sharp-shinned Hawk
vs Cooper's Hawk. Please see the photos I just posted to Flickr:

Can anyone confirm for me whether this is a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Cooper's
Hawk, and what characteristics are you keying on to conclude your ID?

The bird seemed to be 13-14 inches long (head to tip of tail) as best I
could tell which seems to put its size between that of a Sharp-shinned Hawk
and a Cooper's Hawk. My wife took the photos this afternoon with her iPhone
through our front door window.

Thank you!

Gene Beall

Sammamish, WA

Gene.beall at gmail.com <mailto:Gene.beall at gmail.com>

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