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I was taking some nice pictures of songbirds when this beautiful creature scared them all away. 

I have been wondering if it is a sharp-shinned or a coopers? 

I took a measuring tape to the spot where he landed on the chain-link fence and I estimate he is around 13-15" from tip to tail. Even though there were birds everywhere he did not catch any.  He came face to face with a squirrel and did not attempt to kill it even though the squirrel was frozen like a deer in the headlights, so I think that prey was too big for him.

Time of day was 11:30 am in London, Ontario, Canada.

Thanks in advance for your help with this ID.

 

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5 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Cooper's Hawk (tubular body, flat-topped head with eyes toward front, thin breast streaking).

plus the larger band of white at the tip of the tail.

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