Saw this Red-Shouldered Hawk perched in a redwood for a while and then it flew between a few more trees before I lost track of it.
beautiful raptor keeping an eye on me
Viewed sitting on overhead wires along the road.
The Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. Red-shouldered Hawks are permanent residents throughout most of their range, though northern birds do migrate, mostly to central Mexico. The main conservation threat to the widespread species is deforestation.