Over the holiday weekend I was in Arizona (mostly Phoenix). On Sunday before my flight out, we went walking in Papago Park, where I saw three hawks flying together. I've lived most of my life in Michigan, so many western birds are unfamiliar to me. Anyway:
Medium sized (just a bit larger than a raven), most gray wings, with rusty colored shoulders. White patch underneath at the base of the tail.
We were standing on a butte when the three of them flew low right over us, then slowly spiraled upward until reaching a certain altitude and heading off into the blue, single file at a rather large distance from on another.
Thanks in advance,