Sharp Shinned Hawk

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This image was taken in the early morning just as the sun peeked over the hills. This sharp shinned hawk is a regular resident in my neighborhood and is not difficult to photograph. I liked the way the sun makes his eye light up.

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Hi Gordon,

What a nice shot of your hawk.

Someone told me my hawk was a Sharp Shinned Hawk but now I see it's not at all similar.

Here's mine and wonder if anyone knows what kind it is. I have Red Shouldered Hawks around my house but this picture I took out in the country near the dog kennel. I"ve never been able to identify it..

Thanks and best to you,
Gaye


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Nice Gordon, I have been chasing after raptors during my lunch break I always feel I am either 100 yards to far away or a second from getting the shot before the birds splits... Need to dedicate a day to doing this right...
 
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Hi Gaye, I wouldn't take my word for this being a sharp shinned hawk but that is what I was told by a supposed bird expert. There are a lot of similarities to your, beak, short tail, yellow feet, etc. Perhaps mine is immature and your is mature??

Thanks Bryan and Mike, I appreciate your comments. Keep at it Mike and I'm sure you will be successful. I had the same problem with this one so I drove up to it in my car and he didn't spook.
 
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