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Falcon or hawk?

 
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Nov 13, 2011 14:17 |  #1

Sorry for the poor quality. Shot at iso 1600 with canon sx10 is in poor light. had to crop and save as smaller size to post.


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Nov 13, 2011 16:25 |  #2

It looks like a coopers hawk to me. HTH.


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Nov 13, 2011 18:17 |  #3

Hawk - A Falcon doesn't have that bone but has dark markings below the eye much like a football player has the dark patches under his eye's, as it will attack other birds from below, the bone on the hawk shades it's eyes that provides better eye sight for rodent hunting.




  
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Nov 13, 2011 19:07 |  #4

Red tailed hawk. Pretty common in the northeast.


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Nov 13, 2011 19:50 |  #5

torvaterra wrote in post #13394612 (external link)
It looks like a coopers hawk to me. HTH.

To clarify, I think its a juvenile coopers hawk because of the light "eyebrow", its thin tall body shape, the droplet shaped banding all across the breast (red tails usually have a mottled belly band that's white on top and dark only in the middle, with a white throat), and the yellow eyes.

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http://www.birds.corne​ll.edu …ding/accipiterI​Dtable.htm (external link)


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Nov 13, 2011 22:25 |  #6

It's a juvenile Cooper's Hawk.


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Nov 14, 2011 11:50 |  #7

its a Fawk.


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Nov 14, 2011 19:07 |  #8

Definitely a juvenile Cooper's Hawk.


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Nov 15, 2011 13:19 as a reply to  @ noahcomet's post |  #9

Thanks everyone. I think we're all in agreement that its a coopers hawk.The pic was taken 45 minutes before sundown at Cattus Island County Park in Toms River NJ located on the bay about 10 minutes from Island Beach State Park. I saw deer, squirrel, raccoon, osprey and other water fowl too.


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