Hawkish experience

Wonder why no birds were showing up at the feeders one day?  This hawk might help explain why!

I was sitting in the living room and looked out the window to see this hawk staring back at me, probably less than 30 feet away, just sitting there.  He sat there long enough for me to get up, go to the other room, grab a camera, come back and take some shots.

We had heard there are hawks in the area, and I have seen them soar up high, but never had seen one in our Linden tree in the back yard, until now.  He flew off a few minutes later and hasn't been seen since.