Anyhow, It caused quite the curiosity factor as I was out on the sidewalk on a very busy intersection with a light rain falling from the sky and I could see people staring at the light pole and at the hawk. People pointed their fingers and mouths dropped as they got a really good look at the bird.
The bird just sat there with the rain and the wind falling upon it as it squaked and called.
Suddenly, I could hear something come from behind me and no more than 7 feet in front of me, landed its mate!!! Now traffic is starting to back up as people are all rubber necking trying to get a good look at this magnificent bird as I am sitting there taking its picture!
The bird stares at me as I stare at it and people are honking their horns and either giving me a thumbs up or the middle finger as if I am somehow to blame for the traffic snarl (which I am not obviously as I am on the sidewalk). Sheesh, some people need to have patience. ;o). The bird was so close to the cars that I am guessing this is the first time a lot of folks have ever been able to see a hawk that close by.
Finally, I see a women approach who is petrified to walk past the hawk. She looks at me apprehensively and I tell her to go slow, LOL, because I too have no idea what it will do. The Red-tailed decides to take off into a nearby tree just as we start to get one of the many torrential downpours we had today. I ran to my car obviously but was thrilled to have caught it. Red-tailed Hawks Rock!
Have a great weekend all!