Another birder comes along, looks up, doesn't blink an eye, "Oh, a sharpie". A sharpie? A sharp-shinned hawk? Others come along and gawk. "See how its tail has a scallop." I want to see its shins. It seems small. It doesn't look as reddish as a cooper's.
Impressions: It flew very fast. It seemed small. Its tail had a scallop. The top of its head seemed dark. The back was speckled.
Chipping sparrows are lovingly called Chippies. Hermit thrushes becomes Hermies. Sharp shinned hawks, Sharpies. I'm not sure what I saw, so I'll call it a Whatsit. Live and learn. If it was a Sharpie it will have been my first. Very interesting Whatsit. And I met nice people too.