Sharp-shinned Hawk or Merlin or American Kestrel??

I have never seen this bird before but I believe it is a juvenile sharp-shinned hawk. Or maybe it’s an American Kestrel. Or a Merlin. Whatever it is, it flew onto a dam while I was walking along the river. It was quite a ways away and even with a 500mm lens, it was difficult to get a very good shot of it.

Hawk

Maybe one of my readers can positively identify it for me.

Maralee

 

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