Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)
I do not think this is a Northern Harrier. The face would be almost owl-like; look at the first picture for this bird on the BirdFiles page. And the bird has no white barring on the wing feathers. I am thinking it might be a Red-shouldered Hawk, but am not certain.
This message was edited Jan 30, 2015 10:16 AM
Yep, Red-shouldered Hawk; I'll move it across to the right species.
i'm sorry bout that...thanks for letting me know what it really was...i try to be really certain before posting...i guess i slipped w/ this one...sorry