I spotted this hawk in my backyard on Friday morning. He liked sitting on top of my covered telescope tripod.
He had a good view from up there and then saw something he liked.
There have been swarms of beatles in the yard the last few days and this guy was spotting out some breakfast.
I wasn’t sure what type of hawk this was so I posted the pictures to a birding forum. This is what Mike Miller from Astromart had to say:
This is an immature Red-shouldered Hawk. Note the bright buffy bar, near the tip of the far wing in Photo #2. This is diagnostic for Red-shouldered, and cleanly separates it from Broad-winged, which can be very similar, especially with a perched bird.