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Cooper's or red shouldered hawk


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Was going through my photos and had a question on this one. Taken Feb 3 last year in the Sacramento WLR (the refuges in central California are amazing). Had never seen a hawk sitting in the water. Thought it was a juvenile Cooper's but the shoulder makes me think maybe it is a red-shouldered hawk. Any thoughts on why the bird is in the water - clutching prey too heavy to lift? Thanks in advance.

hawk cooper's j sacramento WLR.JPG

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