Bird Week IV Red-tail / by Dave Hileman

I am not the best at identifying hawks that don't fit the precise model in the bird books. And most don't. If I could see a flash of red on the tail, got it, banded tail, got it but usually it is a variant because the change with the seasons and regions and maturity. However, I really think this is a red-tail hawk. It was soaring over the NC Museum of Art. And it was lovely to watch.