So here he or she is.
Of course, I was trying to maneuver the camera so as to take pictures through the Venetian blinds without alerting him/her to my presence, which was probably pretty comical.
I'm guessing it's either a female or, more likely, a juvenile. We have bird books upstairs, and I took a glance through, but I sure can't tell one from the other; more research will have to wait for Easter Week. Unless one of you knows?
The take-off was swift - a flurry of wings and that was it.
Life is full of glimpses of beauty. I hope to learn more and more to keep my eyes open.