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Hawk and Shorebird

Posted: Jan 14 5:20 pm
by skywatcher
I saw this hawk and shorebird in Victoria. Are they a Cooper's Hawk and Yellowlegs, Greater or Lesser? Thank you,


https://goo.gl/photos/YbNEsT8zgDoyqN468

https://goo.gl/photos/tvEd3EDeoxF3WDxw9

https://goo.gl/photos/XrK8AfUEVUZKouxM9

Re: Hawk and Shorebird

Posted: Jan 14 5:51 pm
by birdergirl
Hi Bill,

You are correct that is an immature Cooper's Hawk and the shorebird is a Greater Yellowlegs.

Here are 2 helpful articles to help you differentiate between Sharp-shinned Hawks and Cooper's Hawks and between Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.

http://feederwatch.org/learn/tricky-bir ... nned-hawk/

http://birding.about.com/od/Tricky-Bird ... owlegs.htm

Cheers,
Mel