Thanks for the responses guys. Appreciate your comments.
I have had my camera for 3 weeks now and am still learning and I really appreciate the constructive comments.
The sun was on the wrong side of the hawk and the first picture of the bird actually came out quite dark. Next time I will use spot metering. I did brighten it quite a bit and appears I overdid it. I will take your suggestions and go fool around with it some more.
I was pretty lucky getting this close to this wild hawk and really lucked out getting the wing extended shot. Glad you liked it.