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I have to admit that when I first saw the bird my first thought was "Cooper's Hawk".  I took probably 30 photos of the bird while it was perched and was convinced that I had gotten a few nice photos of a Cooper's.  Most of the time, my first impression when making a bird ID is correct.  But once I downloaded the photos and looked at them closely I kept thinking it looked more like a Red-shouldered Hawk, but I had convinced myself it was a Cooper's although the evidence was staring me in the face.  I try not to be hard headed about identifying a bird, but I certainly was this time. 

Thanks again for all of your input.  

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