Back yard bird

by Gina
(Rochester, NY USA)


I saw this bird in my back yard today. I saw it once before but thought afterwards that I was just imagining it so I took a few photos this time. When I got too close it flew away, very nicely.

Comments for Back yard bird

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 24, 2013
Size of hawk
by: Gina

The one I saw was at least 12 inches tall, probably more than that. I have another photo that includes the tail. The cooper's hawk has a rounded tail, whereas the sharp-shinned hawk's tail is square, so says my Audubon Society Field Guide. The tail I see looks round-ish. Should I try to upload it? The drawings in the book show the difference in the tails when the bird is in flight, so I'm not feeling I have a definitive identification.

The person who lived in my house before me seems to think it's a cooper's hawk.

Jan 23, 2013
Your bird looks like my bird
by: Marisa

I posted a few pictures entitled "Which Hawk" earlier this week.

I was told that mine was either a cooper's hawk or a sharp shinned hawk - they are very similar.

Is yours very large? Mine is.

Marisa

Jan 23, 2013
Cooper Hawk
by: Gina

Thank you. The former owner of this house said the same. She said she also occasionally saw a fox! I'll look for him now, too.

Jan 22, 2013
Back yard bird
by: Diane

I believe this is a Cooper's Hawk.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Bahamian beauty

    Nov 21, 17 10:29 PM

    All white except on the ventral tufts which are turquoise. We live in Tortola

    Read More

  2. shmr341

    Nov 18, 17 12:21 AM

    we are in central florida and see a small bird with a off white or cream colored chest that makes clicking sounds...have looked for hours and cant find

    Read More

  3. id,ed at last

    Nov 16, 17 11:53 AM

    i tried to post this yesterday, but i guess it didn,t get through. i found this page while trying to id a bird ths ago. i saw it a few days ago. it

    Read More