Unknown Hawk flying over Canyon Trail Park in El Cerrito

George A Suennen

Hello all,

I was at Canyon Trail Park in El Cerrito this afternoon, photographing a Red-breasted Nuthatch make it's nest when a hawk flew over. I managed to get 4 photos before it vanished behind the trees. I figured it was a Red-tailed Hawk, since that seems to be 90% of the sightings around here, but after looking at the photos I can't tell what type of hawk it is.

I put up images on my website, they are images 12-15 on this page:


I further cropped, then lightened the image and posted it at:


It's got a very dark body and light colored head.

Any insight about this hawk would be appreciated.




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