majomull wrote:While I was walking from building to building at the hospital where I work, I heard an odd noise in one of the trees. It turned out to be a Red Tailed Hawk, hanging out . I feel bad for the many squirrels on campus, but what a beautiful bird.
Majomull! Glad to hear there's a fellow Bay Stater here on the forum! Wee Yanks are pretty rare around here and I thought i was the only one outside the Midwest!
I love red-tailed hawks. I grew up in a city next to Boston and never never never never saw one. Then when I moved about 15 miles west of the city I began to see them quite often. One day one of them landed in my back yard, caught a chipmunk, and started eating it then and there. Kinda gross but fascinating to watch. Even today, if I'm outside and am not walking, whenever I saw one circling in the sky I just stop and watch for several minutes. If I was ever reincarnated as something other than human, I think a red tailed hawk would be one of my top choices.