My son was able to get some really great shots of a hawk who visits round his house quite a bit. We think it is a red tailed hawk but I haven't had time to look it up and check details yet. Definitely not a Coopers Hawk.
What drew his attention to it was all the bits of fur and stuff blowing around his driveway.
The area around his house is quite rural and there are plenty of rabbits and squirrels. We think this was a rabbit that the hawk had caught.
You can clearly see he is banded. Son #1 thinks it is about 3 feet tall and has at least a five foot wing span.
Could it be a Golden Eagle I wonder? There are plenty of rocks and cliffs around where he lives.
Speaking of of rocks, maybe I do have rocks in my head!! Went to the physical therapist yesterday. She explained very carefully and clearly how little 'rocks' surrounding the nerve hairs in the vestibular canal (inner and middle ear) can get dislodged causing the nerve hairs which control balance from doing their job properly. In addition, there is fluid in this canal and if you are dehydrated the fluid thickens and the hairs cannot work properly. They are supposed to sway like reeds in a stream as you turn or bend down, and then return to their normal upright position. Thickened fluid or the 'rocks' can prevent them from returning upright. Hence dizziness ensues. She did a couple of movements with my head and then I had to refrain from bending down at all for 24 hours and I had to sleep sitting up for one night.
So much better today! Like someone switched a light on! Such a simple solution to a pesky problem I have had for several years! I have to go back for a couple more treatments and then I'll have a consultation with the neurologist about the other tests I have had.
More than you needed to know, right? But I'm happy.