- I'm not well schooled in identifying the various hawks so I'm hoping
someone can help.
For the past couple of weeks a hawk has been trying to get into my
aviary here in Pine Mountain. He/she finally gave up trying and sat on
the back of a patio chair for a few minutes so I got a good look and
studied my bird book. It's definitely a juvenile but the Coopers,
Sharp Shinned, and Goshawk all look so similar at the juvenile stage.
This one had very delicate streaking on the breast - almost as if the
brown marks were on the edges of the feathers. Also had very
pronounced spots on his/her back. My bird book shows that only on the
Goshawk. I'm sorry I did not get any more identifying marks than that.
I was so enthralled watching it just sit there, I didn't run to get
the camera! What do you think?