An immature Red-shouldered Hawk is blending in well with the branches I recently pruned off my apple trees.
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Thanks for your pictures of the hawk in your backyard! You were very lucky to have one there for so long! The hawk pictured is a Red-shouldered Hawk. The tail is striped, not reddish and the breast is dappled all the way down, whereas Red-tailed Hawks have more of a belly band of dots. I have changed this in all of your pics.