what bird was sunning on my back step?

by Pam
(NH)

can see spots & a little bit of the 3 broad dark bands on tail feathers

can see spots & a little bit of the 3 broad dark bands on tail feathers

can see spots & a little bit of the 3 broad dark bands on tail feathers
can see streaks on shoulder neck area and change to white head but cant see face which was also white with a white beak & pale eyes

Large brown body with white spots, some the size of dimes. 3 Dark, almost black band like rings on tail feathers. Brown & white streaks starting from shoulders toward head but crown or top of head was white with white face, beak, chest & underbelly. Pale eyes & legs. Photos were done through a window towards the morning N.H. sun & I could not shoot photo toward the front. It looks like part of the hawk family to me but the white head & face were more like an eagle. This confused me. Thanking you in advance for help with identification.


Comment
My guess from what I can make out in the photo, is a juvenile Cooper's Hawk.
Susan

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