I almost forgot about a hawk I saw yesterday just before our walk. I spotted it fly through our backyard and land on a branch in a neighbor's tree. I took some photos of it from quite a distance and never looked at them, not expecting much.
Surprise, surprise! I actually got a fairly good one!
Broad-winged hawks have been nesting around our neighborhood for years. And yes, for those of you who remember, the year their nest was close to our house, they dive-bombed me almost every time I gardened. I could sometimes feel the wind from their wings move my hair (that's how close they came to me), and it really freaked me out. We joked that I could wear a Dr. Seuss hat to fool them into thinking I was taller, or a hard hat for protection! Our neighbor told us that they scratched his forehead with their talons one year when the nest was near his deck. After I heard that, I did a lot of looking over my shoulder, didn't do very much gardening, and was often running to safety in the house!