Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii
Accipiter cooperii · from Wikimedia Commons (Credit)

My Sightings

Date Location Note
Brooker CreekKeystone trail, eating another bird
Honeymoon Island SPimmature
Honeymoon IslandPerched on a palm tree. They are always a bit tricky to identify.
My Yardflying from a tree, startled when I went outside in the morning
Brooker Creekflying overhead, t-shape sort of like a falcon.
Boca Ciega Park@ Boca ciega park, was harrassing a white ibis before it saw me.
Lake Saundra And Surrounding Area@ Lake Saundra and surrounding area, 3 of them spotted throughout the day. 1 was a beautiful breeding male, the others were females. The male attacked a bird feeder, the females were harrassing some ducks.
Sawgrass Lake Park@ Sawgrass Lake Park, flying near the entrance
-Attacked the feeder, and killed a bird. Luckily it was not one of the flycatchers...
-Another in the yard, this time an adult. Another field marker is to note where their eye is positioned in their head, if it is centered then it may be a sharp shinned hawk.
-Bastard attacked my bird feeder, made off with a starling. He was about the size of a large dove and was clearly a juvenile. Strong brow ridge and long neck indicate that it is a cooper's hawk and not a sharp shinned hawk
-eating a mourning dove...

My Photos

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