A hawk is now a resident bird of prey in my neighborhood here in Florida. This bird has plenty to eat with lizards, larger insects, small song birds, and rodents-a-plenty all living in the neighborhood. I have occasionally seen the hawk perched in a Pine tree across the street that is next to the rainfall basin. This perch is a good spot to view the basin and many yards.
I live in an established neighborhood of row house condo’s with medium-sized front yards and small shared lawns in back of each building. There are many large trees on the streets as well. A nice spot for the hawk to live. I took these pictures on June 23, 2013 from my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. P.P.S. Yes, the majority of comments here have indicated that this bird is a Red-shouldered Hawk. Thanks to all who have helped – I have edited and the title is fixed. Wildlifewatcher.