This was the scene a few days ago:
Three hawks have been seen in the back yard in recent days; we were thinking there are a mating pair and one young hawk, but after studying images, I begin to suspect we have three juveniles. We've been as close as 20 feet to these striking birds. One young hawk made a swooping attempt at a squirrel--inexpert enough that the squirrel made it into the tree and hid himself in the Virginia creeper festooning the trunk and branches.
All of the usual poses--preening, stretching....
and then a quick dash onto the ground in pursuit of something--most likely a grasshopper. Wings are outstretched and raised. (Sorry--that's the best shot I could get.)