I was at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal trying to get a picture of the coyote and this guy landed on the tree in front of me. I didnt have a lot of time to get it before it flew away. Used my Nikon d7100 with my sigma 150-500
You did well to get a shot Francine. There is one that frequently visits my mother-in-law's orchard, but he is quick moving and flies very low. There was another one close to where we're shooting the snowy owls in the Niagara area, and at no time have I seen him perch close to people. Such a magnificent bird.
I took a tour and every time we drove and saw a hawk and got close they flew to the next pole. I was parked on the side of the road one day and I got lucky it flew to the branch near me. Once it heard the click it flew away.
Nice shot, Francine. I believe it is either a Sharp-shinned or a Coopers hawk. If you have an image that you can see the end of the tail(rounded for Coopers and squared off for Sharpie)that would help, or one of the bird experts might chime in. The Broad-wings are smart and head south of the border for winter.
Nice shot Francine. I'm also pretty sure this is a sharp-shinned hawk. Unfortunately, because of the mange infestation at the Arsenal, nearly all of the coyotes there are looking like creatures from the moon. The bird makes for a better shot.
I believe that it is a mature Broad-winged. The Cooper's and the Sharp-shinned have a more reddish breast and different head markings (depending upon age, of course). Sometimes it is really difficult to ID the hawks unless you can see them in flight or see more of their tail shape and length.
Very nice composition. Congratulations on catching a hard shot.
Sharp-shinned or Cooper's. I believe Sharp-shinned because the head is proportionally smaller than the large head appearance of Cooper's. The small head of Sharp-shinned gives a large eye effect as seen in your photo. This is an adult bird, and Cooper's would show a darker cap that contrasts with side of face. This bird shows blending of face and head. Cooper's tail banding is usually less contrasty than the distinct banding showing on your bird. Best guess--Sharp-shinned.