Originally Posted by A Harris
It's really hard to ID with just those pics, and not being able to see it fly. I don't think it is a falcon, if it is it would probably be a Merlin. Probably just a red tailed hawk though. How big was it?
Looks like a red-tail hawk to me too. Are the colors accurately represented on the photo? We have two red-tail hawk near the office, they lend in the nearby pine trees, and have fairly loud conversations.