Not a birder, so what is this?

by Paul Moyer
(Downingtown, PA, USA)

Arrived in a downpour on Friday Feb 25 in eastern Pennsylvania. Unlike the normal hawks I have seen. Could this be a Kestrel? The bird is probably 12" tall. Picture is not as sharp as I would like, but I snapped the pic through a window, and it was raining hard. By the time I repositioned to get a better photo, it had flown....unfortunately, I did not see it in flight


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Great photo! Do you see his red shoulder? I would say this is a Red-Shouldered Hawk.
Susan

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