Last January I was just pulling in the driveway when these two beauties lit in a tree in my suburban backyard. They very obligingly stayed around long enough for me to run inside to grab a camera. So exciting--first hawks I've seen this close to home and first photos of them. Wasn't sure whether they were sharp shinned or Cooper's, but thought sharpies based on the squared off tails. A birder friend confirmed that ID. Are we right?
Here are a couple more views:
Again, I'm not sure if this feather belonged to a sharpie or Cooper--what do you think?