I realize these are terrible-quality pictures, but I was trying not to disturb the bird. Some sort of hawk, I think. It comes to feed on the birds that come to my parents' many birdfeeders. Smart bird! It's standing on the top rail of the fence in the last picture. If you click on them, you'll be able to see a larger image. My best guess is that it's either a Cooper's hawk or a sharp-shinned hawk. The pictures were taken in Charlottesville, VA, in a residential neighborhood, if that helps at all!
the art of persuasion
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