Here's an interesting sight. Red tails are not usually "forest" birds. These trees line a creek that runs along the back of a new sub-division (with few houses yet). So admittedly, the area in front of this bird was cleared. But isn't it handsome? This location is close to our house -- even closer as the hawk flies.
And of course, this hawk did. This picture to the left is actually the second in sequence -- the picture below was taken first.
Here's a hawk that we spooked along McAllister Rd. -- not far from the rice dryer.
And today's "pole bird" was found along Morton Rd. It was pretty cooperative, though watching us closely. I only got a couple of shots as another vehicle was approaching.