I was getting my mail when I heard a bunch of crows and blue jays making a huge racket 3 houses down the street. I grabbed my camera & went to look. Very high in a heavily leafed tree I finally found a huge beautiful hawk. It was the first red-tailed hawk I'd seen in my neighborhood. Under my breath I muttered "holy cow, that's a big hawk."
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis)