Five On The Wing – #18


Another of my five birds in flight series, all taken in recent weeks over our property.

This one has the added bonus theme of all being hawks!  😃

The first two are either a Cooper’s Hawk and/or a Sharp-shinned Hawk.  Both of these hawks are so close in looks that I cannot feel 100% sure which either one is, I did give my thoughts on each shot.

If anyone feels confident on identifying either, I’d very much appreciate it!


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Sharp-shinned Hawk
(I’m leaning more to Sharp-shinned Hawk…small head even with wings, square tail, little legs/feet)


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Cooper’s Hawk
(I lean more to Cooper’s Hawk on this one…big legs/feet, big head out forward, white-tipped tail)


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Broad-winged Hawk


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Red-shouldered Hawk


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Red-tailed Hawk

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