Here’s the deal. This is not a contest. However, I have a photo of what I think is a Cooper’s Hawk. Karen (her blog), sent me a photo of what appears to me to possibly be another Cooper’s. However, I am not certain, so I am posting both photos here. Now I know there are a lot of birders out there. I would like to hear from any/or all of you to read your opinions and comments. My photo on top. Karen’s on bottom.
There you have it. Based on what you see in these photos, what do you think they are. My personal opinion is that they are either Cooper’s Hawks, or Sharp-shinned Hawks. BTW, the bottom photo was taken in the eastern United States. The top one, of course, photographed here in San Angelo, Texas. Click on either of them to enlarge. So don’t be bashful, you won’t hurt anybody’s feelings. Just give us your opinion.