Coopers hawk?

ImageWe ID’d this bird as a Coopers. It’s tail was very rounded when flying. You expert birders out there, are we right?  Juvenile Coopers?  Sharp Shinned? Grey Harrier?  Rather slim, not real big.   Harrasing the hummingbirds and bird feeders. agile. Eye color is throwing me off. Location southern Arizona a few days ago.


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8 Responses to Coopers hawk?

  1. Jan says:

    Thank you Kathleen!
    From Kathleen Tigan,
    It is a Coopers.  As they age the eye gets red — it’s one way of knowing they are a little older once out of immature plumage.
    It is hard to tell the difference between a Coopers and a Sharpy — the best way is to look at the tail a Sharp Shinned hawk has a tail that is super straight across the bottom — almost like it was cut with a pair of scissors.

  2. Karen says:

    Great capture!

  3. Terri says:

    great shot of the Cooper’s Hawk!!

  4. G-Funk says:

    I love the red and white shorts it is wearing, very summery.

  5. jrush22 says:

    Beautiful! Give me some of your spare patience and make me a nature photographer please 🙂

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