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Picture taken this morning in Frisco, TX.  I cannot decide if it a Cooper's or Sharp Shinned hawk.

George

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Cooper's--dark cap, pale nape, thick legs.

Edit: Sniped by blackburnian

Edited by HamRHead

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Definitely a Cooper’s hawk. I see them all the time. Even had one land in my yard and causally start eating a carcass there. It was extremely fascinating to watch. Once the fellow was done, it stayed there and cleaned it’s feathers for a while before flying off. It was odd to see it eating on the ground, but it was certainly amazing to see it eat up close. Definitely wasn’t expecting this to happen in the suburbs.

Edited by Little_Red_Wren
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