Well! Maybe not your usual subject but it's definitely taken with your usual care and professionalism. A great portrait--excellent sharpness, clarity, detail and you got some nice catch lights in the hawks eye. Well done, Wayne!
I find this bird very hard to identify and have seen it in many phases. So I don't know if it is where you live or not, but it is quite common. I live close to a flight path. They will begin counting raptors in about a month. They do this yearly to get an estimate of how many birds there are and if the numbers are growing or shrinking.