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Below are images compiled in one of the many photo albums illustrating our blog, Musings From Paradise. Click on any photo and then sweep through the collection (or use your keyboard’s arrow keys). There’s a “full-screen” toggle in the upper-right.  More Albums 

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Sharpie - Cooper's Gallery

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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) Alicia's neighborhood, Bend, OR.
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk & Dove (© Robert Mumby) Startled dove flew into window, was stunned, and then dispatched by hawk. Shared with permission from the RVAS photo gallery.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Michele Gawenka) Shared with permission from the RVAS photo gallery.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) North Mountain Park, Bear Creek Birding Survey, Transact A - Note the varied length of the tail feathers observable in the ventral view only.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) North Mountain Park, Bear Creek Birding Survey, Transact A
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #30 Backyard Birds, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #29 Backyard Birds, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #28 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #27 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #26 Backyard, Paradise Ln. ~ Note the color of the nape feathers (back of the neck) are the same as those of the head. Also, note the pronounced forehead (vs. curved forehead of the Cooper's)
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Sooney Viani) Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #25 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani ) #24 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #23 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #22 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #21 Backyard, Paradise Lane Note: pronounced forehead characterizes Sharpie (Cooper's have curved forehead into the beak)
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #20 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #19 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #18 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #17 Ventral view of tail feathers illustrates more uniform length.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Marty Karlin) #16b
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  • Cooper's Hawk - juvenile (© Nick Viani) #16 Bear Creek Greenway, Transact A/B on the Survey. Alex L. wrote: "a rather small Cooper's Hawk based on the head shape, orbital ridge, thick legs, and graduated tail feathers."
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk - juvenile (© Nick Viani) #15 Elephant Creek Nature Walk along the Rogue River Estuary.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Marty Karlin) #14b
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) #14 Catalina State Park, Tucson, AZ
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  • Sharp-Shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #13 - TID Ditch Trail, Ashland, OR
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  • Sharp-Shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #12 - TID Ditch Trail, Ashland, OR
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  • Coopers Hawk - juvenile (© Nick Viani) #11 - North Mountain Park, Ashland, OR
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  • Coopers Hawk - juvenile (© Nick Viani) #11b North Mountain Park, Ashland, OR
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #10 North Mountain Park - ID based on shape of body and tail with minimal graduation.
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #9 Backyard Birds, Ashland, OR. Note: streaking on the chest characteristic of a juvenile.
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #8 Backyard Birds, Ashland, OR Note: streaking on the chest characteristic of a juvenile.
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #7 Backyard Birds, Ashland, OR. Note the thinnish legs of the Sharpie vs. thicker legs of the Cooper's Hawk. Also, streaking on the chest characteristic of a juvenile.
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  • Coopers Hawk (© Nick Viani) #6 Mt. Ashland
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  • Coopers Hawk - juvenile (© Nick Viani) #5 unusual lighter eye and marked graduation in the tail feathers. Streaking on chest (vs. horizontal barring) indicates juvenile.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) #4 Tucson, AZ. In Phil's back yard. Note the size of the feet and the shape of the forehead.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) #3b Tucson, AZ. In Phil's back yard. Note the size of the feet and the shape of the forehead.
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  • Coopers Hawk (© Nick Viani) #3 Tucson, AZ. In Phil's back yard.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) #2 Green River, AZ
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) #1 Jacksonville Oak Woodlands. NOTE: Cooper's Hawks have a gradual curve of the forehead extending to the tip of the beak.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Marty Karlin) #1c