The bane of all smaller birds in NC, the Cooper's Hawk is a bird killing machine. That being said, I can't but help to like them. The red eyes help to give them a demonic look.
Here is a young bird at Fort Fisher Spit.
This one was near Fort Fisher.
The rounded off tail helps to differentiate it from the similar but smaller Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Here is another one drying off after a rain.