Saturday, January 23, 2021

Hawk, January 23, 2021

Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

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Lee County, Mississippi, USA, January 19, 2021
At first I thought this was a Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus. But then, looking at its tail, I thought: Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii. So to make a long story short, I don't know which Hawk this is! I am hoping someone can help me with identification.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

I am linking in today with Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  1. Sure looks like a Red-shouldered Hawk to me.

  2. I don't know much about hawks, although I love seeing them as long as they stay away from my bird feeders.

  3. I would say 99% sure it's a Cooper's ... the tail seem longer & brighter than a re-shouldered. It may be the backlighting tho.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at IRBB this week.

  4. Hello,

    I know David above is excellent on the id's. I would just be taking a guess. Great sighting and photo. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week! PS, thank you for the comment.

  5. Those birds are hard to identify for sure. Either is a treat!


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