Red-tailed Hawk, but there are 14 different sub-species. A common name is simply a ‘Redtail’ or ‘Chicken Hawk’, which is an old time description best as I can tell.
This one was on the ground when Ellen spotted him. He flew up and made two quick stops then was gone.
No time for anything but these shots.
Around here these are pretty big raptors and easily get confused with young Bald Eagles.
ACE Basin, South Carolina.