I was on the back deck when I heard a hawk crying in the woods. I looked over and spotted a Sharp-shinned Hawk. I watched it make a half-hearted attempt at grabbing a Blue Jay, which cried out bitterly.
The Sharpie flew in to a nearby tree. I was a bit surprised that it didn’t seem to mind be on the deck. I worked with this bird for about an hour until the light began to fade.
I’ve been back and forth on this bird several time. Is it a Coops or is it a sharpie? Round head, flat head, is that tail rounded? Hmm…the tail is worn. Here the tail looks rounded.
Now the tail looks squared off and Coops are not supposed to have a white supercilium (eyebrow).
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