Agreed that the bird in the image appears diagnosable as an adult Cooper's
On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws@xxxxxxxxx>
Looks fine for adult Cooper's Hawk. Note the breast color as well, which
is wrong for Northern Goshawk.
On Feb 15, 2018 4:08 PM, "Kevin Brooks" <brookskc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Dr. Fred Alsop's ornithology class was treated to a Northern Goshawk
soaring around the ridge line near the power station on Wilbur Lake
approximately where the Bald Eagles nested 4 years prior (for those of you
who know). I was able to get a very grainy image as the bird was far away,
but the bird was all gray, no rusty underparts. The bird was large. I
initially called it a Red-tailed based on the wings before I saw the tail
and Doc corrected me. Pics attached.