[TN-Bird] Re: Possible Immature Goshawk Nashville, TN

  • From: cara alexander <carabethalexander@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: joshandkarina@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:30:28 -0600

I also want to thank everyone who posted on this thread. Especially Josh
for the wonderful pictures. I am new to the tn-bird listings, and already
they have helped me brush up on my ID skills. I work at the Bicentennial
Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville, and we currently have 2
Red-tailed hawks and a Cooper's that hang out at the park a lot. This
thread helped me conclusively ID the Cooper's. Thanks again to everyone.


On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 4:28 PM, <joshandkarina@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Thanks for all of your comments.  It seems it is now confirmed it is a
> juvenile female cooper's.  I was meeting someone for work by the stadium
> when this happened, and I happened to have my camera in the car.  I shot a
> short HD video also, which I may try to post on youtube, but it is pretty
> gruesome.  I've attached another  picture of this hawk, and a picture of
> a juvenile male cooper's hawk I saw in front of Mt. Olivet Cemetery on
> Lebanon Rd. on October 18 with a blue-jay kill.  I know about reversed
> size dimorphism in raptors, but the "stadium hawk"  seemed enormous
> compared to the "cemetery hawk" I thought it must be a different species.
>  Oh well, it was still a nice encounter.  Thanks again for your comments
> and correct id of the bird.
> Josh

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