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Here are a pair of pics that I took about 5 minutes ago of our new resident. My not be special to some but these winged predators are real new to me.
The tree it's in is about 25 yards off my back deck. It sits there keeping an eye on all the little birds that feed on our half dozen or so feeders.
Can anyone give me a good id, I know it's a hawk and can't tell if it's a red-tailed or chicken or what.
 

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i'm not sure, but i think that may be a coopers hawk....here is a pic of a simlar bird i took a pic of in our backyard
 

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I believe it is either a juvenile red-tailed hawk or a sharp shinned hawk. I'll post a pic of both. 1st one is juvenile red-tailed hawk
 

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sharp shinned hawk. Sharp-shinned Hawks are often seen chasing and feeding on songbirds at backyard bird feeders.
 

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I dont think its a redtail because in the second picture it looks to have a solid colored chest and not spotty like a redtail. And his tail is longer thah a redtail looks like to me.
 
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