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

Hey,

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:




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He is a Broad-winged Hawk.
Susan

Oct 01, 2011
illegal
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
sorry

Oct 01, 2011
hawk
by: Anonymous

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

Sep 22, 2011
Amazing
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
Hawks
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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