Large Grey Bird

by Elaine
(Cincinnati, Ohio)


I have seen this bird swooping in my yard. What is it?

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Jan 24, 2014
Bird ID
by: AuntGiki

it's an adult sharpie

Jan 24, 2014
large grey bird
by: Brook

Hi, it's me again in the PNW. My Willamette Valley Bird ID book describes the Melrin as being 11", the Sharp Shinned Hawk as being 12" and the Cooper's Hawk as 17". So It would not be a Copper's.

Jan 24, 2014
large grey bird
by: Anonymous

It looks more like a Merlin than the hawks. In the PNW Merlins are grey with streaks just like the bird in your pic. The adults are about the size of a crow and a juvenile would be smaller.

Jan 24, 2014
large grey bird
by: Anonymous

Hi, I was looking at some photos I took of a Merlin Falcon I took here in the Pacific Northwest and I would say that is what this bird is. Don't take my word though seek out someone familiar with your area.

Jan 24, 2014
large grey bird
by: Anonymous

I am not familiar with birds in your area but I do know that this is a bird of prey and is most likely after the smaller birds. It could be a hawk or a falcon but for that someone familiar with your area can ID it

Jan 23, 2014
I'd say it's a hawk
by: Gwen

Could be Cooper's Hawk which is a bit smaller than a crow, or a Sharp-Shinned Hawk.

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