We’ve been finally able to identify the hawk that we’ve seen in South Nashua (New Hampshire) in the past weeks. It is a Red-tailed hawk . I’ve personally encountered this raptor “up close and personal” on one occasion! Several times I've seen it happy enjoying some "dinner." This bird flies silently and is very handsome. It tends to give a Parthinian shriek after a “personal” encounter.
From what I’ve read its native range is most of the United States but retreats south of Vermont and New Hampshire in the colder months.
Photo: South Nashua's Red-tailed hawk by Jennie C hick