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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sharp-shinned Hawk - Wed. Wings

This Hawks pretty wingspan in the morning sunshine caught my eye off the back deck.Our area has a lot of Quail and Dove so he/she was most likely hunting the next meal.Identifying Hawks has always been difficult for me as they change so much from juvenile to adult during their first years. I have labeled this as a Sharp-shinned Hawk as the size of this hawk appeared to be smaller than a Cooper's. 

As always, I appreciate the birding expertise and comments from my friends :)  

Prescott, Az.



Kerri said...

Love those Wings!

Laurence Butler said...

Sweet bird. I feel like I don't see nearly enough of them in Phoenix.

Julie G. said...

Beautiful in-flight captures!