This large bird is a common black hawk. I shot this image in the Watson Woods area upstream of Watson Lake Park in Prescott, Az.
Earlier while driving by this area (Gary was driving the car, I was looking at the wooded area) I saw a large black bird on on its nest. I thought it was a raven. When I had a chance to return to the area with my camera it was clearly not a raven.
I’m in the ER with a kidney stone. Not fun. I am OK. Hope you’re earth day is better than mine. More later.