Even though we live in the country, we don't get to see hawks this close very often. We do have one that lives close by and flies along the hedges looking for rodents and such, but he doesn't get very close to the house.
I was fortunate to capture this one along a country road as Hubby stopped the car for me.
This bird is also called the Swamp Harrier and in Maori, Kahu. You can read more here.