Here’s a photo of a bird taken on 18 January, the day after our most recent snow event.
The bird’s head and other parts of its anatomy are obscured by a branch as it soars above a tree. You can, however, see all you need to see to identify what species it is. By the way, it’s a common bird in our area (NC piedmont).
Respond by sending a comment (below) with what bird you think it is. Though it’s not required, you might add your reasons for making your decision.
Don’t be shy, there’s no shame in submitting a wrong answer.