We saw this bird in the first week of September in southwestern Wyoming in Bridger-Teton National Forest. This is a high elevation forest area with mostly evergreen trees. This bird was out at most times of the day but we took this picture in the afternoon. There were at least two of these birds soaring around above us for quite a while. We saw many Red Tailed Hawks and thought they looked very different from this bird but perhaps a similar size?
We thought it would be easy to identify with both the top view and underneath view however we are new to birding and have tried to identify