Identifying Hawks

Asked March 19, 2019, 1:44 PM EDT

Client came in needing help identifying a couple of hawks. Attached is some pictures of a gray hawk, she thinks may be a Sharp Shinned Hawk. She estimates it to be about 12". The Golden Hawk is Girthy and estimated to be 25" and likes the pine trees. Please identify if you can and pass along any added info you might have in regards to the hawk species. She believes both of these hawks are juvenile hawks. Thank You

Clare County Michigan identification hawk

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The best guide for birds is through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

The Sharp Shinned Hawk is at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sharp-shinned_Hawk/id , which includes links to similar species for comparison.