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Is it finally true?  Did I get a hawk other than the Red Shouldered Hawk?  I didn't have my camera with me, but this little guy swooped onto a low branch while driving down the street, I u-turned and pulled over, I got as close as I could with my phone before he flew off.  I did see his chest though, it was white and brown barred.  Sorry the photo is so bad, is he id'able just based on the tail?  

https://photos.app.goo.gl/visAL8rh1c2R6NDk7

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That long tail is indicative of the Accipiter genus (Cooper's/Sharp-shinned) and the rounded tail end with a white tip suggests Cooper's.

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9 hours ago, Lady Tiff said:

I didn't have my camera with me,

Well, why the heck not?  :classic_biggrin:

Congrats on the new bird!

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15 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Well, why the heck not?  :classic_biggrin:

Congrats on the new bird!

I think every birder is guilty of that at some point:classic_tongue:

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1 hour ago, akiley said:

I think every birder is guilty of that at some point:classic_tongue:

Sadly, there is no way I could have taken as good a photo with a phone as the one @Lady Tiff submitted above.  I'm either going to spend the rainy weekend figuring out how to use it effectively or just quit trying.

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14 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Well, why the heck not?  :classic_biggrin:

Congrats on the new bird!

LOL good point!  I carry around a big purse just to have my camera with me all the time...  But for the last week, I lent my camera to my mom to take on her vaca to Costa Rica... :classic_sad:

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