UPDATE: March 3, 2013… This is a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk… I was mistaken. You can see my other post with a photo of an adult Cooper’s here…
Last Saturday, this gorgeous
Red Tailed Hawk was in the Palo Verde tree in the backyard. My husband was a few feet from him when I walked up and he gestured for me to stop by putting his hand out and not moving any other muscles. I ran back for the camera assuming it was going to be another evening with deer visiting the water fountain.
If it were a snake, my husband would have spoken.
When I came back I looked for the deer.
“I can’t see anything” I said as I peeked over his shoulder.
“In the tree right in front of you” he said.
“Oh my God! It’s a red tailed hawk I think.”
I’ve caught photos of the red tailed hawk once before at the fountain but being this close was super special.