I think it is a Sparrow Hawk.
This guy flew onto the patio wall the other day... looking for snacks I guess. Little birds that is.... they hang out in the lilac and on the wall too.... begging for treats. 'Somebody' must have noticed.
And, besides ..there is a new little fountain in the patio with burbling water...maybe that enticed him.
All I know is..I saw him swoop in....mostly just a shadow, and jumped up, grabbed my camera and managed to get a few shots through the window before he flew away. He took a quick peek into the lilacs..but I'm sure the little guys had fled by then... thank goodness. Didn't need to witness any of that nonsense...
He/she... looks pretty fierce.... hide little birdies !!
Linking up to Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday (on Wednesday) ...
Click on the photo of this crazy bird to go there..