The hawk

I left the house this morning, turned the corner, and suddenly found a large bird of prey watching me. It was sitting on the neighbor’s fence, by the mailbox. I crept back inside and grabbed the camera…


After I’d taken a photo, the bird and I stood and watched each other for a while. Then he pump-gagged something, perhaps a piece of squirrel. He seemed keen on watching the tree outside our house, so maybe he was hungry for more fresh tree rat.