Or at least I think so. I am not too good on hawks that show variation on their patterns. And many do depending on time of year, region and maturity. This one sailed over the NC Museum of Art on one of our walks. Red-tail is the most likely ID for the bird but it is not typical and I did not see the translucent red tail but how he flew it would not have been apparent. Still beautiful.
I double posted a photo on the 19th and missed it when it was "scheduled" so I am putting this up today where it belongs. Several editorial staff folks have been sent to re-education camp.