There was a of talk about what kind of bird this was among my fellow hikers. Most seemed to settled on Peregrine falcon. However, some search time steered me toward the hawk family. I was able to walk around and get a bunch of shots before the bird took off, swooped down on a squirrel and flew away. Sadly, I didn’t get any in-flight shots.
If I’m wrong about this bird, I’m sure you’ll kindly let me know.