|Red-tailed hawk photo from http://www.wikipedia.org/ (copyleft)|
I have not yet attempted to photograph our hawk(s) for fear of disturbing them.
Unlike many other birds of prey and higher-order predators, red-tails can thrive in close proximity to human development. In fact, because mice and rats are found in abundance wherever humans live, we can actually contribute to the success of red-tails by unintentionally enhancing their food source.
An award-winning feature film has recently been made about the world's most famous red-tail, nicknamed Pale Male because of his coloration.
Keep your eyes open for our as-yet-unnamed resident red-tails. With their 4.5-foot wingspans and commanding presence, they are an impressive sight in an otherwise fairly typical suburban landscape.