Mobirders -
I had a nice easy look at an adult
Sharp-shinned Hawk this morning
in north Joplin. 
I have personally found them to be less common than the Cooper's
in my personal experience when getting a good look such as this morning. 
Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper County, MO.  9-11-11.
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Fall Meeting, September 23 - 25, 2011 at Camp Clover Point, Lake of the Ozarks State Park,