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|This Sharp-shinned Hawk had just finished eating dinner, a Mourning Dove, in the tree in our back yard. We see this hawk and a Cooper's Hawks during the winter. It is difficult to tell the two apart. The cooper's hawk is larger and has a more rounded tail than the Sharp-shinned.|
The northern group is easily mistaken for the slightly larger and lankier Cooper's Hawk, which match the "Sharpies" in plumage. In flight, the Cooper's, with its longer wings and larger head, is sometimes compared to a "flying cross"; whereas the broader-winged and smaller-headed Sharp-shinned is described as a "flying mallet".
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Excellent capture of this Sharp-shinned Hawk; great POV and composition, sharp fine details and good BG.