A small hawk, the Sharp-shinned Hawk is a regular visitor to bird feeders, where it eats birds, not seed. The male and female show a greater disparity in size than any other American hawk; the female is nearly twice the weight of the male. from; www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sharp-shinned_Hawk/id
I was sitting at my picnic table watching the birds at the feeder, maybe 15 feet away from me. When suddenly ZOOM a Sharpie zipped in past the feeders and around the front of the house. Hmm, no flying feathers so I guess he didn't get anyone. We have a shade tent frame over the picnic table. A few minutes later a bird lands over my shoulder, I could see the shadow, I thought must be a grackle cause its big. I started to turn to look, and it was the hawk!He took off and flew the other way & off he went. He was only about 2 feet from landing on my shoulder!