The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

February 2000 -- An adult Sharp-shinned Hawk.  This species, and its larger cousin the Cooper's Hawk, are often seen in suburban areas in winter, as they like to prey on songbirds that come to feeders.  To give an indication of size, the top handle of the shovel is 4 inches (10 cm) across.

(Photo by John Spirko)

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