I think this is a hawk (I'm not a birder so id help is appreciated).
Here is the back story. I was looking for some wildlife to shoot today. It is very cold here in TX, and not much here to begin with. Anyway, there is an area with some wetlands, so I decided to give it a try. Driving along, I saw something that didn't look like it belonged in the barren tree- sort of like trash? It was about 100 yards away, so I pulled out the camera with 300 mm and there was the bird. I sure could have used more reach to put more of the bird on less pixels, but with a lot of crop, and some sharpening, not bad. I was pleasantly surprised, because when I checked the image in the camera, it looked so bad I almost deleted it.