The red-shouldered hawk (B. lineatus), common in eastern and Pacific North America, is a reddish brown bird about 50 cm (20 inches) long, with closely barred underparts.
The hawk has a nest near my home and it is fun watching the young dart between the mangrove trunks. One young hawk saw a squirrel on the trunk of a mangrove and landed on the tree. The squirrel went to the other side of the tree. The hawk followed. The squirrel and hawk went around the tree three times before the hawk gave up!
1. Perched watching.
2. Juvenile perched on our fence.