Young Hawk Returns — Mobbed Again

Earlier in the week, we saw a juvenile red-tailed hawk mobbed by crows. Two days later, my wife saw a hawk sitting in the same redwood tree. The hawk sat quietly at first.

But then a crow started diving at the perched hawk. The hawk soon tired of being a target. Click on any photo to see it larger.

crow diving at hawk
crow diving at hawk

The hawk circled. The setting sun lit the hawk’s eye and leading edge of its wings.

hawk flying into the sun
hawk flying into the sun

As usual, crows mobbed the hawk and chased it away.

We scan treetops more often now. Never know what you can discover across the street.


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I enjoy travel, art, food, photography, nature, California native plants, history, and yoga. I am a retired software engineer. The gravatar is a Nuttall's woodpecker that visited our backyard.

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