[CT Birds] Sharpie or Cooper's

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 09:15:08 EST 2012


I know this isn't scientific, but I vote for Amy's "Coop"being a Sharpie
based on its eyes.  Coops just look meaner somehow whereas (to me) Sharpies
seem to have an air of innocence in comparison.
Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 7:36 PM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Joe,
>
> Last week's photos of the juvenile Cooper's Hawk generated considerable,
> interesting, on-line and off-line discussions about identification and
> field marks (thanks Amy!).  This past week, you presented a beautiful full
> frame portrait of an adult accipiter - and there's silence.  There's an
> obvious reason:  the plumage of adult Sharpies and Coops are extremely
> similar.
>
>
> I've contemplated the crown, argued about the auriculars, analyzed the eye
> placement.  My guess is it is a fluffed-up Sharpy, based only on an
> impression of the head shape.  Can't adult accipiters be identified,
> without a perfect view of the crown color, nape color, or shape of the
> crown?  Are there any useful field marks in this photo?
>
> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>  From: Joe Gaylor <fjgaylorphotography at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:34 PM
> Subject: [CT Birds] Sharpie or Cooper's
>
> This guy http://on.fb.me/WiZ2u8 was around the feeder this afternoon.
> Always have an awful time with these two.  http://on.fb.me/WiZ2u8
>
> thanks
>
> --
> Joe Gaylor
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