What kind of hawk are these?

by Debra
(Connelly Springs, NC)

Think a red-shouldered hawk?

Think a red-shouldered hawk?

Think a red-shouldered hawk?
Think a red-shouldered hawk?
Think a red-shouldered hawk?
Think cooper's hawk?

These are hawks. I took one last year, and one this year. I am thinking one is a Cooper's hawk, and the other is a red-shouldered hawk. The first three were taken this year - think a red-shouldered hawk? The last one was taken last year - think a Cooper's hawk? Not really sure. Do they eat chickens? They have been perching near our chicken coop. If they do eat chickens, is it legal to kills them? I don't want to, but my husband does. I would rather shoot them with a camera.

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Apr 27, 2012
What kind of Hawk is this?
by: Anonymous


Ive got a Hawk taking a bath in my bird feeder and it seems the song birds are not hanging around as much. Maybe I need to not add water... Does anyone know what this guy is? He is very pretty but so are all the others! check it out:

He is a Broad-winged Hawk.

Oct 01, 2011
by: Anonymous

yes, it is illegal to shoot them. the migratory bird act prohibits anyone from shooting or killing hawks, eagles, and other birds of prey

Oct 01, 2011
by: Anonymous

the first few look like red tailed, but the last one is different from the rest,

Sep 22, 2011
by: Debbie

They are amazing to see flying low in the air, and perched on a tree. I love all animals, but I just truely love birds, well, except crows, but still I would never harm them. I wish I could see an eagle flying. I would love to get a picture of that. It's hard to identify these hawks though. I wish I knew which ones they were. There are three different species in N.C. - The Red-tailed hawk, the Red-Shouldered hawk, and Coopers hawk.

Sep 20, 2011
by: Shirl Abrahamson

I shoot them with a camera too. I hate to see a hawk swoop out of the sky and grab another bird but this is nature.

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