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Plain City, OH, USA
Finally got a photo. The last time we saw this hawk in our backyard, it was perched on top of my field camera!
This is an immature Cooper’s or Sharp-shinned Hawk.
At first glance, I thought it was a Northern Harrier.
Looking at ID markings, this one seems to have more of a square tail which would make it a Sharp Shinned Hawk.
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