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Any bird experts out there?

A few days ago this bird hit an east facing window in our home, with a loud thump. When I looked out, I thought it was dead. When wife went out to check, it started to wake up, shook it off, & flew to a branch on a nearby tree. After an hour or so, about sunset, it flew off to the north. We live on the ocean, on the central Oregon coast if that helps. Can anybody tell me what kind of bird this is?
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Sure looks like a Peregrine Falcon, from what I can tell common on the North wet Coast.

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Looks very much like a Cooper's Hawk --

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Coopers_Hawk/id/ac

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I'm certainly no expert Warren, but it looks like a juvenile Norther Harrier, or Marsh Hawk.
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Sure looks like a Peregrine Falcon, from what I can tell common on the North wet Coast.
+1 on falcon

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Not a bird expert but sure does look like a Cooper's Hawk to me.

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It looks like an haggard ( adult plumage) female Coopers Hawk , they like to pluck songbirds off bird feeders around here . They really like to drag race quail for dinner most. Commonly called "chicken hawk".

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After careful consideration, and blowing up #2 photo, I think I agree with the Cooper's Hawk. The white tail and the dark banding on the tail are pretty clear. Usually the chest would be more brown than what we're seeing, but that could be the photo.
So, Warren, who wins, and what do they win?
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After careful consideration, and blowing up #2 photo, I think I agree with the Cooper's Hawk. The white tail and the dark banding on the tail are pretty clear. Usually the chest would be more brown than what we're seeing, but that could be the photo.
So, Warren, who wins, and what do they win?
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