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The tail (seen most clearly in the 5th pic) does not seem particularly red to me, but the underside of the wing (partially seen in picture 3 as the bird steadies itself while turning around on the branch) matches the description of Red-tailed Hawks. The markings on this Hawk seem a bit different from my previous posting (yesterday: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/132...) but as that bird was in a shadowed area, I can't be 100% certain.
Suburban neighborhood with several mature trees (mixed). The trees are tall enough to nest in. This hawk was parked in our walnut tree quietly grooming itself. The area is also host to a good deal of bugs and birds (small and medium sized), chipmunks, frogs, snakes, and rabbits, as well as racoons, foxes and deer.
I was gazing out of the window for a moment or two before realizing this bird was right in front of me. As soon as I did notice it, it noticed me notice it and became a little ruffled. My /presence/ was apparently not a bother, but my /attention/ was unwanted. It did seem slightly more at ease when I turned my body away, but wasn't really fooled. When it flew off, it swooped down to land on the ground briefly, so perhaps its decision to leave was due to spotting a snack, rather than all of my staring. I've seen some distant evidence of hawks in the area before, but these past 2 days are the first time I've gotten a good look at them.