Allen Vinson got this closeup photo of a majestic Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis. Red-tails are our most common Hawk and they are here year round.
Seeing this big hawk soaring you can catch a flash of its red tail.
I love the raspy scream of a Red-tailed Hawk high above me. To hear it for yourself, here's a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/red-tailed_hawk/sounds
Thanks to Allen for allowing me to share his photos with you here.