At home at about 8:15 this morning, spotted a largish hawk fly into the big maple by the driveway and the yardbirds went silent... gone. A flicker flew into the tree beside the hawk and began alarm calling. The hawk chased it off and settled, allowing me to get my camera. I think looks good for a juvie Northern Goshawk. Bit of an eyebrow, broke tail bars, speckles on back. DSC00341 by Kevin Jones, on Flickr
Great post! These accipiter discussions are ways very interesting. I'm not an expert on goshawks by any means but I think I would go with Cooper's on this one mainly based on the fact the the supercilium does not seem prominent enough. I have definitely seen young Cooper's with the white splotches on the back too.
I'm certainly interested to hear others' thoughts.
On top of telegraph pole on Wells Line immature Goshawk very close to full maturity on eyebrow markings(2/3 yrs old) with speckled wings light tailbars lighter stood looking at it for long time before it flew. Did not have camera wife said if you had it would have flown away!!! Cheeky but probably true!