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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Sun 19-Jan-14 10:24 PM
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"Am I a Broad-Winged Hawk"


Monroe, US
          

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.
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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Sun 19-Jan-14 10:43 PM
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Very nice Shot

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Sun 19-Jan-14 10:50 PM
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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.

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Sun 19-Jan-14 11:50 PM
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Monroe, US
          

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.

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RMcC Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Feb 2013Mon 20-Jan-14 04:15 AM
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You got a nice pose Francine for the one shot it let you have.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 20-Jan-14 12:01 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

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.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 20-Jan-14 02:34 PM
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Grimsby, CA
          

And there I go again: Francine says broad-winged and I'm thinking goshawk. Thank goodness I get pictures, because I must be the world's lousiest birder.

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brada Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2008Mon 20-Jan-14 01:59 AM
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Nice looking bird.

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danshep Silver Member Charter MemberMon 20-Jan-14 02:18 AM
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Yeah, tough, but I think a Sharp shinned, too.



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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 20-Jan-14 03:10 AM
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Denver, US
          

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.

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Biker Bill Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2009Mon 20-Jan-14 02:50 PM
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Nice shot of this quick moving bird.

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Mon 20-Jan-14 03:19 PM
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Monroe, US
          

I have seen about 6-8 coyote and only one looked bad. Dont know how many there are.
Thanks for telling me what bird it is. Check another off the list.

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bettis1 Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Nov 2013Mon 20-Jan-14 03:19 PM
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Irving, TX, US
          

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.

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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012Mon 20-Jan-14 10:05 PM
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Very nice.
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rogerh666 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2012Wed 22-Jan-14 05:49 AM
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Inverness, US
          

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.

Nice shot,
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