We were visited by a hawk the other day. So far as I can tell it was a Red-Tailed Hawk, but it could have also been a Cooper's Hawk as they are very similar. The bird landed and perched on our neighbor's fence for several minutes.
Then, probably bored, it flew down to the ground where it sat in the grass and looked up at an immature tree, perhaps trying to determine if the tree could handle its weight.
Finally, it flew up into the tree at which time another hawk joined it and the two of them flitted about in the branches until his companion decided he/she would have better opportunities for love or food elsewhere.
At that point, our hawk flew to the top of the tree, where it sat in avian majesty.
But that lasted only so long. It glided down to perch on a post, look back at me (I was taking photos through a glass slider) and posed one last time before it flew off to parts unknown.