William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 18, June, 2010

Cooper

Filed under: Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 10:51

The other day, I saw my first Cooper’s Hawk. Of course, it could have been a sharp-shinned hawk, but it was about the same size as the crows it was hassling, so I think it was a Cooper’s. I’ve never actually identified this before, so it’s going on the life list. Raptors tend to be divided up into red-tails, buzzards, eagles and kestrels. Though I’m sure I’m using red-tail as a wastebasket diagnosis, I now there are broad-winged, and red-shouldered hawks around here.

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1 Comment »

  1. Sad news . . . Did you see the post about Ranger – one of the Terminal Tower falcons. He apparently collided with a building and is suffering head trauma. See here: http://www.falconcam-cmnh.org/news.php

    Comment by Anne Bonney — Tuesday, 22, June, 2010 @ 16:33 | Reply


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