The other morning, as we were just getting back from the gym, we spotted this Red-Shouldered Hawk perched on our garden fence post. He had just swooped down in the garden, and had snatched up a bit of breakfast (a frog, I think). I scooted into the cabin to get my camera, and quietly stepped out on the porch to take some pictures. The hawk seemed unconcerned, as he continued with his meal (OK, I know it’s a bit gruesome, but fascinating to watch wild creatures).
We watched until our hawk had finished, and then he flew back into the woods. We often see the hawks flying overhead, or perching high in a tree, or zipping into the woods around our cabin, but this is the first time that we were witness to the hunting/feeding behavior….and a bonus to be able to get pictures!