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4 hours ago, Ed hogg said:

I thought it might be a juvenile Osprey.

Ospreys lack dark belly bands in all plumages. Juveniles usually show a contrastingly dark chest band or  patch:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/265741751

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/270954271

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/123021941

Also note in the last pic that the patagium is pale, while the wrist area is extensively dark; the reverse of the pattern in Red-tailed Hawk.

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