In the middle of the day today I saw a biggish bird fly over our house from the front to the back. I thought, by the color and size, that it was a mourning dove - we have lots of those. But then my daughter called for me to look out the back window. There was a hawk there in one of the trees, quite close to the house - and the birdfeeders, which I'm sure were the attraction of that perch. It was, I believe, a juvenile sharp-shinned hawk. It could, perhaps, have been a broad-winged hawk - I wish I were better at hawk ids. Anyway - here is a through-the-window photo of the bird, just before it took off and flew out of sight.
sharpie (Accipiter striatus)
My afternoon walk was late today - after sunset, but before the light was all gone. There were some lovely clouds colored by the last few rays of light.