|Hawk on white oak in our back yard|
We also get a good assortment of birds. We have lots of trees, and our bird feeders help. Today, instead of sparrows and grackles we were visitedby a hawk! Which may explain why I haven't seen mice lately. According to my Waterford Press pocket naturalist guide from the Audubon society, for Maryland and DC Birds, it's either a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Red-shouldered Hawk. It appears to be a juvenile, so I can't be certain.