My bird guru, Dave, says this is definitely a red-shouldered hawk. I was sure it was not my red-tail, with that banded breast. Dave says this is the only hawk in the northeast US with a red breast and black wings. He also said it's a little unusual for them to stay over the winter, and the migrating ones don't get here till March.
I'm really pleased, because I might be able to recognize this one from now on.
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