Orange County, FL, January 2015, Front yard.
this is the second one, it seem to be small than the first hawk I saw earlier going after my squirrel
had two cooper's hawk going after my squirrels this morning this is the first hawk
Saw another (different individual, I think) Cooper's Hawk land on the fire escape at the office today..
Apologies for lousy photo. I'm not sure if it's a Cooper's or Sharp-Shinned Hawk. If anyone can tell, what are characteristics? Expected range/time of year?
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. As in many birds of prey, the male is smaller than the female. The birds found east of the Mississippi River tend to be larger on average than the birds found to the west.