Morning Red-shouldered Hawk

Kris Rowe of Connecticut sent me this photo of a red-shouldered hawk taken in Connecticut. I love how it looks like it's contemplating the bee, but Kris assures me that it is in fact contemplating a small rabbit hidden in the grasses below.

I have one heck of a banding entry coming up, but once again I find I am frustrated and irritated at bird nomenclature.