As I was getting into my car yesterday to go off whale watching, I spoted a HUGE bird in our freshly trimmed fig tree. It was obviously a hawk (but I wasn’t sure which kind) and he was intently watching a squirrel as it ran along the top of the fence. As the squirrel moved along, the hawk jumped to a different vantage in an adjoining tree.
As I got my camera the squirrel moved to some lower, thick branches in that tree and the hawk kind of lost interest. That’s when I came around to get this shot of him (or maybe a her).
Yeah, the picture would have been much cooler if he got the squirrel.
On another note, our hill in Silverlake has been invaded by crows. They’re in the trees, they’re sitting up on the railing on our deck … caw-ing their fool hearts out. Kind of annoying in the morning but they are fun to watch as they call to each other, then meet up in a tree and fly off together.
I’m easily entertained by the wildlife in my back yard. (Click on the photo for a slightly larger version … just look at those talons!)