Red-shouldered Hawk at Sunrise

Photos by Donna

There was a glorious sunrise this morning.  I was out the door to capture it cresting up over the hill from us.

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This morning’s sunrise

The weather report promised a beautiful day in the 60s.  I did a few quick chores and was back out to find who else was out so early this morning.

Within minutes, I spotted a Red-shouldered Hawk perched, scanning its perimeter for breakfast.

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Red-shouldered Hawk

Afraid I might see an attack on an unsuspected victim, I shot some photos hoping I got the glint in its eye and quickly moved on.

During the next 20 minutes from across our community, I would glance back at the hawk where it remained poised and focused.  It was so beautiful in the morning sunlight, even at a distance.

One more glance and suddenly the hawk dove out of sight, but quickly came back up empty talons (whew!).  It…

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