accipiter striatus velox
Larger than a blue jay but smaller than a raven, black bands going horizontally across tail with a thin white stripe at the bottom of the tail.
Saw him in my backyard that is near the WG Jones state forest, the area is mainly covered with loblolly pine trees as this area is part of the piney woods.
first raptor I have seen in a long time so i was very excited to see this guy in my backyard. As I walked outside I saw something fly to my right and noticed that he had been on a small fence next to my deck before flying onto the fence in my neighbors backyard.
Lat: 30.24, Long: -95.51
Spotted on Dec 7, 2012
Submitted on Dec 7, 2012