I believe this is a Cooper's Hawk. I saw him while trekking down the hillside to photograph the surfers below the Golden Gate Bridge near Fort Point.
I assume he was looking for dinner - rodents. He was hovering in the same spot for about 15-20 minutes. I took some shots of him and he became very interested in me and came down and hovered about 15 meters above me. He was so still and was able to hold the same location. It was amazing. Only his head moved around.
Unfortunately the sun was behind him so the shot was mostly silhouette but still managed to work out a decent image using Adobe Camera RAW.
Notice his leg is tagged-banded.
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Golden Gate Brid...
Fort Point Surf