This is a Rough-legged Hawk living in the neighborhood lately. He stands about 22 inches high and has a wing span of 4 and 1/2 feet.
I had pulled to the side of the road today as I was driving into town hoping to get a photo of this beautiful bird. I got the shot of him sitting on the electrical pole, then just as I put the camera back up to my eye he took flight. I was thrilled to see that I actually caught him in full wing...such a beautiful sight!