While photographing birds at a small Florida wetland in late December this small bird perched momentairly on a nearby fence wire. I'm unsure of it's identification and any help you can give is much appreciated.
I also photographed this hawk at the same wetland. Again I am unsure of it's positive identification. I think it may be a Broad-winged hawk and again would appreciate confirmation from a more experienced birder than I.
Another view of the same hawk
I find bird identification frustrating at times with all of the plumage variations. Immature, male, female, breeding plumage, non breeding plumage etc can drive one insane. Rather than go totally nuts I prefer to photograph the birds for their beauty and the beauty of their surrounding. Getting a good positive identification is a bonus, not a necessary requirement for me to consider any one encounter a success.