Early morning, January 1st, 2010. A neighbor calls, says “get up and bring your camera… there’s a big hawk in my yard”. I did catch a glimpse in the binocs of what I assumed was a red-shouldered hawk, but he didn’t stick around long enough for a picture.
Monday evening, as we pulled back into the driveway from our trip up north, the same bird was sitting in a tree next to our garage. This time he waited for me to get out my camera and edge a bit closer. The only other RSHA I’ve seen before was a Raptor Center release. Fun way to start the year.