help with Hawk ID

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  1. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    I have a nesting pair on the property.. Description as best I can.. 18" to 20" top of head to tip of tail , 2.5' to 3' wingspan.. dusty white with speckled underside, dark wing tips and a single black band on tail that fans out when soaring, very very vocal with each other. I am thinking broadwinged or coopers. Any ideas? check that any serious ideas? :D


    Forgot nest it's built in the upper most fork of a tall poplar.
     
  2. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Ask your Chickens, they know what hawks are.
    You let the chickens out and those things sitting up in a tree....dead chickens.
     
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  3. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    I will try and get a pic..
     
  4. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 8 pointer

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    Sounds like a Coopers hawk. Are they flying through the trees?
     
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  5. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Look like this one ? Broad-winged hawk
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  6. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    That's what I am leaning towards..
     
  7. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Oh yeah the nest is about 50 yds off the field and lots of branches to fly through , I know they are good at that.
     
  8. ojibwa62

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  9. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 8 pointer

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    Sounds like what I've always heard called a sparrow hawk
     
  10. Meatstick

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    It's a damhawk.
    They're all damhawks
     
  11. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    Back in the day,I knew I better tear the door down ,and get that old single shot shotgun,if one was circling,if I didn’t ,it’s quite possible ,I might get my hind end busted,when dad got home from work.A chicken hawk (any hawk)or a fox was a chickens night mare.
     
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  12. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    You remember the tape of the old guy shooting that bald headed chicken hawk ? Funny as heck but the old guy was serious.

    For your enjoyment.
     
  13. HappyHunter

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    Likely a Cooper’s hawk. They are very common. Match your description and are very vocal right now
     

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