Jump to content
Whatbird Community
Sign in to follow this  
leetriplej

Cooper's vs. Sharp-shinned

Recommended Posts

Hi! This bird was observed this morning in Alexandria, VA. I didn't have my superzoom with me, and all I could get was a sad, distant photo. I'm leaning towards Sharp Shinned b/c the head seems rounded, but I thought I'd see what you guys thought. I'd really like to narrow it down; I'm only in VA for the holiday and would love to get as many birds here as I can.  TIA!

49154673543_cd0011b357.jpg

49154673548_cebc76002f_o.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kinda looks like a female American Kestrel.... 

EDIT: I still can't see it very well but I can see an Accipiter after staring at it for a long time. 

Edited by Melierax

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Melierax said:

Kinda looks like a female American Kestrel.... 

EDIT: I still can't see it very well but I can see an Accipiter after staring at it for a long time. 

I saw it fly into the tree, and it didn't have the jizz of a falcon. I also have a picture from behind (which unfortunately doesn't show the tail), and the bird's back is all-over blue grey, so I think that would also rule out the Kestrel.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...