Thank you Winston for that info. We see a lot of hawks flying around here. Sometimes they can be identified. Others not. This fella I am almost positive lives in the pine trees at the far end of our property. I see him quite often perched up high on a telephone pole watching and waiting. He/she just recently started coming up to the bird feeder.
He is quite a bit larger than a crow hazel. We have tons of them around this area too. Probably if they sat side by side the hawk would be bigger by about 1/3.
Assumptions do nothing but make an ass out of u and me.
We can stick our heads in the sand for only so long before it starts choking us. Face it folks. The pet population is bad ALL OVER THE WORLD!