It's Come To Eat The Songbirds!
This morning when I woke up, I saw a giant dark shadow on my bedroom windowsill. I scrambled to get my glasses and my camera, and this magnificent beastie is what I saw. The hawk, who was very suspicious of me, flew away after I got this shot, and my windows are none too clean, and I haven't been birding for years ... but I think it's a red-tailed hawk. One of these guys. I think it really did come to eat the songbirds: my diagonally downstairs neighbor puts out enough birdseed to attract an air flotilla of little chirpers. Some of those are starlings--I'm sure of it!--but enough are ugly pigeons that I'm rooting for the hawk.