Ted and I took a 4 mile hike yesterday through a section of the McDowell Preserve which is near our house. He has seen two hawks on different days, and we saw them again yesterday so they must have a nest in a nearby tree.
Then later we had a hawk flying overhead, and we got these pictures. They are such beautiful creatures! He was pretty high in the sky, so I can just imagine how big that wing span must be. I love the way the light shines through his tail!
This guy appears to be a red-tailed hawk! No bunnies or rodents were harmed during our sighting!