We didn't have much time to spend Sunday with Gabriel, my cousin. We decided to bird close to home, on an older residential street that's heavily wooded with large, usually birdy trees. We didn't see the migrants reported by others on the San Diego Birds List, but we had a lovely stroll. Then, as we were walking back to the car, we all heard a huge "thwoomp." But Gabe happened to be facing back the way we'd come, and alerted us to this.
|This red-shouldered hawk made a giant thud when landing.|
We weren't sure if the raptor could clear the ground clutching such a heavy prize in his talons.
|Forgive the blurry shot, but Andy had only seconds to grab these. Will the hawk make lift-off?|
|Looks like he'll make it.|
May your week be full of serendipity and adventure, wherever you may find it.