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Sharp-shinned Hawk - Juvenile
27 Dec 2012

Sharp-shinned Hawk - Juvenile

Accipiter striatus

When I realized that there were no birds at the feeders on this cold winter day I assumed the neighborhood Cooper's hawk was nearby. When I looked to see if it was on its favorite perch I discovered a sharp-shinned had flown in and was perched on one of the Cooper's favorite spots. this was taken through a double-paned sliding glass door. He soon flew off empty-footed!

Tuscarora
York County, PA

Nikon D300 ,Nikon 70 - 200 mm VR with 1.4X teleconverter

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larose forest photos12-Jan-2013 16:36
A terrific shot of this lovely accipiter. I rarely have these visitors in my garden, yet in my old house in a busy downtown area, cooper's and occasionally sharp-shinneds, were common! V
Hank Vander Velde06-Jan-2013 21:06
Nice visitor, super shot ann.
Joanne Kamo05-Jan-2013 18:33
Makes me smile like it's part of a sculpture..What an excellent sighting and great image to get so close!
hge5404-Jan-2013 23:41
Nice shot, Ann. I noted a deserted back yard once for the same reason.
godro04-Jan-2013 21:52
Nice capture!!!
Stephanie29-Dec-2012 13:43
What a beautiful capture of this hawk Ann! I always get my sharp-shinned and cooper's hawks mixed up! :)
Tom Munson28-Dec-2012 03:58
A beautiful younster, Ann! Great work!
Sam Rua28-Dec-2012 02:40
Cool.. A nice healthy looking one.
coaster28-Dec-2012 01:42
Great capture! He looks like he belongs there.
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