This is my second time catching a hawk sitting on a low branch. The last time I had to wait approximately 20 minutes before he/she dove to the ground and caught a small snake to eat (see day two). This time, I was just hoping the hawk would move to a better position so I could get a good shot of him/her from the front. After about 15 minutes, the hawk dove to the ground and came back up to a different perch and began eating …
… a snake. This time I had a frontal view of the breakfast.
After the hawk ate his breakfast, he/she took off away from me farther into the wooded area where I couldn’t follow, so I sat on a nearby bench to wait and see what would appear. Not long after, a Pileated Woodpecker flew in quickly and landed not too far away and began searching for grub in the trees. The last time I saw a Pileated Woodpecker was from afar so I got lucky this time.
I like cardinals but never seem to get the right angle and closeness for a good shot. They seem too skittish and move quickly from tree to tree but I will keep trying.
I followed this guy from bush to bush trying to a get a good shot of him in full sun and a side view. I don’t think he liked me following him by the look on his face. Grumpy Wren!