I have a question. I'm honestly not a hawk fan, but I'm wildly curious. This morning while we're in the kitchen, I look out the window, and this large gray bird swoops down and perches on top of one of our lattices. I stand perfectly still and watch him, it looked at first to me like an enormously overgrown pigeon, but he's literally 3 feet from me, and I can see his feet, his yellow/black vicious looking beak, and a banded tail. He watched me intently and than took off when I tried to get DH over. We have a bunch of feeders out right now as there's snow on the grown, and we also have a very long privet hedge with probably thousands of finches in it. My chickens are in a predator proof run, so I'm not worried, but I'm just curious what type of hawk it is. The pictures of the gray hawk are pretty identical to it. But supposedly that's a tropical bird and I'm in NE PA. I did find sightings online in western pa and utah. Anyone have any idea what type of hawk it is or if it's common to see them so far north? I live in a rural-ish area with a lot of farmland and state parks around, but I'm also pretty close to dense suburbs.