Which Hawk?

by Judy
(Seattle, WA)

Hawk - zoomed in

Hawk - zoomed in

Hawk - zoomed in
Unknown hawk 1
Unknown hawk 2
Unknown hawk 3

This afternoon our local crow population alerted me to an usual visitor perched high in an evergreen tree. It was a beautiful hawk, but I am not a hawk expert and can't identify it. I don't think it a Red-tailed Hawk. Does anyone recognize it from my photos?

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Mar 02, 2013
Red-tailed hawk . . . I think NEW
by: GaryE

I am far from a large bird expert so I had a good look through my favorite bird book and I am looking at those "fluffy" legs . . . the only thing that it looks like to me is a Red-tailed Hawk.

There are a bunch of variants of Red-tailed Hawks so I took a look at the following site looking for variants http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/red-tailed_hawk/id

Scroll down to the "Field marks section" The click on the arrow that gives you more birds to look at until you see Red-tailed Hawk Rufous morph adult. That looks pretty much exactly like your hawk.

Mar 02, 2013
Sharp-shinned hawk NEW
by: Shirl Abrahamson

Judy I think it is a sharp-shinned hawk...maybe?

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