For several years, there have been hawks in our neighborhood. For a few years they nested in our backyard and I had a clear view from any window in our house. But I think they got tired of me taking photos from our deck and our roof and decided to build their nest elsewhere.
This year, they seem to have returned to our part of the woods. Not in our backyard, but I can tell they are nearby because they screech whenever I go out back. Today we were blessed with a close-up view when this guy landed in a tree near the back of our yard. This is a young bird–you can still see some of the white baby feathers on its forehead.