So I took this picture of a bird that was sitting just outside my workplace a few weeks ago:
At first I searched the internet for raptors in California and found the Cooper's hawk. It looked so much like this bird so I thought that must be it and left it at that. However I just recently came across this bird and also this recent hawk identification question and they both look very similar to my bird as well. So I realized I don't know what to look for when trying to identify this bird.
Does anyone know what this raptor could be?
If it helps, the specific location was the city of Tustin in Orange County, California (Southern California). It is about 10 miles from the coast.