|Sharp-shinned hawk - likely a male|
The local crows spent the weekend alarming the forest, screeching at the sharpie and adding to the cacophany that was also augmented by pileated woodpeckers and blue jays alike. The little birds hid. The larger birds were outraged and were not above letting everyone know about their outrage. Even the squirrels got into the act, though their constant chattering did not stop them from foraging at my bird feeders.
Life in the forest is not always quiet and serene. Sometimes it's as noisy as a chain saw. This was one of those weekends.