Perched on a palm tree. They are always a bit tricky to identify.
flying from a tree, startled when I went outside in the morning
flying 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