links to other blog posts based upon some of the words in my last post. One of those was from a birder who was having the same issue I was having in hawk identification: Cooper’s or Sharp-shinned. In response to that post, someone commented that one key differentiation is the way the beak comes out of the head. That person said if the beak is more or less continuous, then it’s a Cooper’s. If there’s a break between the head shape and the beak, then Sharp-shinned.
Here’s a better beak shot:
I’m sticking with Cooper’s based upon that suggestion.
Meanwhile, a couple of other “animals.” Socks. New Zealand possum mixed with merino photographed on a bison hide.
Finally! The sweater should be finished soon too.