Hi — complete amateur here.

Hi — complete amateur here.  Joined the community to see if someone could help me with identification.  This small raptor (standing 6-8 inches at most) visited our yard (San Francisco Bay Area).  It looks quite young, and it has a band on its left leg.  Any information would be appreciated.

5 Replies to “Hi — complete amateur here.”

  1. Thank you — I now think it is a Sharp-shinned Hawk.   When I tried to identify it online earlier, I guessed a Coopers Hawk, but there were enough differences to make me wonder.

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