[TN-Bird] Re: What hawk?

  • From: Jud Johnston <rivendell@xxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:55:32 -0500


I also make it a Cooper's hawk (immature plumage).  Broad-winged hawks are migratory, and not present in Tennessee for another few weeks.  The other possibility is the other accipiter normally seen in TN, sharp-shinned hawk.  If those are 6" boards in the photo (meaning 5.5" actual), then the hawk is 15" long by my comparative measurements.  Multiply the width of the board by 2.73 to get the length of the hawk.  15" is too long for sharp-shinned.

Hope this helps.  Nice photo, BTW.

Jud Johnston


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