Pattison on Wheels

Friday, February 8, 2008

ID Please

Anyone recognize this bird of prey? TIA.

Thanks to those who helped. It evidently is a Cooper's Hawk. I was not aware that they were successful residents in treeless areas. 


  • I don't recognize it. What is it?

    By Blogger SENSITIVEARTIST, At February 10, 2008 11:14 PM  

  • aopnPat,

    Initially, I thought it was a peregrine, but in the books, it looks more like a red-shoulder or a Swainson's hawk. If it is small, it could be a Cooper's hawk if in flight the tail makes an arc, or if straight, a sharp-shinned hawk. Hard to judge size from photo. Where was this picture taken? And what was the terrain?


    By Blogger BRIAN, At February 11, 2008 10:41 AM  

  • Brian:

    Thanks for the help. I haven't had the web time to do the research. I think it is a fine looking example of whatever it is, labeled or not.

    I'm sending you another shot in flight that may help.

    Sighting location details at



    By Anonymous Pattison, At February 11, 2008 12:00 PM  

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