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13 minutes ago, Birds are cool said:

Yep, Cooper's!

Indeed. The best field mark for Accipiter hawks is the tail, both the markings on it and the length it extends past the primary projections (the wingtips). Most Buteo hawks have tails that appear shorter compared to the wings. Narrowing it further, the head shape is a clear giveaway of a Cooper's.

Hawks in flight are a bit trickier, and I've mixed those up with Sharpies a fair number of times.

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