This red shouldered hawk is a frequent visitor to our yard. He likes to perch in this tree by the pond behind our house.
Or we can hear him nearby, calling to his hawk friends. Once you hear their screech it becomes easy for you to identify.
One morning he perched on an eave of our house. We were late for school that morning. It's hard to drive away when he was clearly there to see us!
He brings out the naturalists in us and for that we are thankful.