I was all ready to post about a couple recent birding outings, but when I got home from Broughton Beach today there was a bit of yard action. I heard crows making a ruckus so I peeked out the front window just in time to see a Red-tailed Hawk cruise right over the front yard pursued by a few crows. He landed out of sight to the east in my neighbor's tree. Then as I was watching some flickers another hawk, an accipiter, came flying from the west. He cruised over my yard, looped back around, and flew back across the yard and eventually south.
I grabbed my camera in the middle of this and took some quick shots. The first few made the tail look quite squarish, making me think Sharp-shinned. Later shots made the tail look rounded and the head bigger. Argh. Help me.
Please help, my brain hurts.