We are used to seeing Coopers, but this guy is new. He is the biggest hawk to come to the yard, and because he is so red, I thought he was a red-tailed hawk. But he has the banded tail like a Coopers. Sometimes Coopers juveniles are reddish, but he’s so huge I doubt he is a young one! Help!
He looked like some of the pictures on-line of the Northern Goshawk, but he doesn’t have the white over the eye.
Hubby wants to name him the Fence-sitting Hawk, but I would like something more accurate. Any ideas? Hey, Birding Bunch, help me out.
Also, he was much more skittish than our other brave Coopers who allow me to approach before they try to kill me.