Big Bird of Prey - Backyard - December 2020
This isn't the first time I've posted about a large hawk hanging around our backyard. But, this time it certainly was the BIGGEST hawk. And the photos don't do this beast any justice. I opened up the door to let Lizzie out the back and *woosh* I see and hear this thing take off from a lower tree limb and fly away towards the taller trees in the far back of our property. I'm pretty sure it was hanging out, stalking either the squirrels or the small song birds that hang at our feeders. But, I interrupted it.
The photo at the top of this post shows that bird hanging in a large tree. But, you can't tell from look at the photo, I'm guessing.
Here's an annotated version. Doesn't do him justice. He was H-U-G-E.