Perched on a roof eating a pigeon
Unknown raptor. Body all reddish with distinct tail bands
A Red-shouldered Hawk that I had flown right over me and had perched in sycamore tree right in front of me for a few minutes, before flying off to some adjacent Live Oak trees.
calls- north of swamp towards pond
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.