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Definitive Cooper's: fineness of breast streaks, overall whitish appearance of underparts, head more projecting than SSHA, forward-placed eyes - don't be distracted by the apparent squareness of tail; close look seems to show rectrices of graduated length, typical of Cooper's. - Chris Floyd, Lexington, MA, with plans to visit Sanibel 8-10 April
Taking another look at this, I am changing my opinion - the streaks look too heavy for a Cooper's and the head too small. Probably a Sharp-shinned Hawk. I am out of practice! - Chris Floyd, Lexington, MA