Friday, March 5, 2010

Breakfast anyone?

On my walk from the parking lot to the office this morning one of my co-workers stopped me and said "I think that bird across the street has a claw frozen to the ground, it keeps picking at it's foot." I glanced across the street and as calmly as I could said "'s picking at it's breakfast...." This is what we were looking at.

Now I'm trying to figure out if it's a juvenile Northern Goshawk or a juvenile Cooper's Hawk. Any one have an opinion??


  1. That's quite a regal bird you saw there!

  2. I think it is a young Coopers Hawk. I am jealous! What a catch!


    Take a look at this pic. They look the same.

  4. I don't know what kind it is, but he's fantastic!

    I've asked another blogger I read, who takes a lot of bird photos, to come across and have a look for you ;)

  5. Rachael asked me to come over and identify the hawk.

    It is an immature Coopers Hawk. Their breast feathers are streaked and their eyes are yellow.

    I have a number of them here where I live in Ohio and have some photos of them on my birds blog.

    Your photo is quite nice, really.