Juvenile Cooper's hawk
Enjoying a meal of pigeon in a tree near my home. It's quite small for a hawk. It looks to be not even twice the size of the pigeon that it's caught. Differentiated from a juvenile sharp shinned hawk by the brighter streaking and barring on the chest, thicker feet and legs and tail feathers of differing lengths.
Cooper's Hawk is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. As in many birds of prey, the male is smaller than the female. The birds found east of the Mississippi River tend to be larger on average than the birds found to the west.