A fanatical birder blogging about Screech owls in owl box, backyard birding and wildlife in the Northeast USA.
Now you have me all confused (what's new)? I thought the Sharpie has a squared off tail and the Cooper's has a rounded tail. Or is it the other way around? Whichever it is you have some great pictures of this bird here and on your Flicker site!!
A couple sharpies stopped by my home just yesterday.
Looking for a meal.Nice shot!
Hi Bird Girl, I based the ID primarily off size rather than the tail. The two are so close that this may be a small male Coopers if you look only at the tail. I've seen a lot of debate even amongst the experts on ID's in the field so I don't feel too bad ;-) Thanks for the compliment on the pictures. I managed to snap them through a glass sliding door and they came out pretty well.Hi John, for some strange reason I don't get a lot of hawks even though my feeders are generally packed...strangeMaineBirder, he spent a good 10 minutes looking for a meal but all the garden birds were hunkered out of sight.Thanks for the comments and for popping in - much appreciated!
Bird Girl I relooked at the pictures and did some research and this is definitely a Coopers - good catch, my bad!
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