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chico2 December 3rd, 2011 12:04 PM

A better pic of one of my Hawks..
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He comes a couple of times a day,knows I have Pigeons here..
He's killed three already,I know he has to survive,but I wish he had something else to eat...Does anyone know what kind he is,his wingfeathers are greyish..

hazelrunpack December 3rd, 2011 02:44 PM

My guess would be a Cooper's hawk, chico. Could be a Sharp-tailed, too, but they usually take smaller prey than a pigeon. Beautiful hawk!

pbpatti December 3rd, 2011 04:33 PM

I second Hazel, think that it is a Coopers. Very beautiful bird. patti

chico2 December 3rd, 2011 04:38 PM

Thank you,yes he is beautiful,he's very slender and not all that big,but big enough to fly off with a Pigeon.
You know I love "my"Pigeons and it is brutal,but it's nature.
I'll check on Coopers Hawks,I think they are very common,right.

hazelrunpack December 3rd, 2011 05:48 PM

Cooper's [I]are[/I] fairly common and this time of year they're on the move, so it's not too unlikely that you'd have one in your area.

chico2 December 4th, 2011 04:30 PM

Hazel,I always thought he was a Coopers Hawk,except his wing-feathers are grey,not brown.
We also have a bigger Hawk coming around all winter,I think they know the Pigeons come here to eat.
I suppose in the summer they have enough fields to hunt mice,rabbits etc,then they come here in winter.

hazelrunpack December 4th, 2011 11:06 PM

Only the immature Cooper's have brown wing feathers, chico. An adult would be grayish on the wing--for either a Cooper's or a Sharp-shinned.

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