With a bright sunny morning ahead I took my laptop outside. When I'm reading I need quiet, but when I'm creating I like to have music playing, this is to say that my presence was obvious.
Fortunately I was downloading photos from my camera, otherwise I wouldn't have these pictures to share. I certainly wasn't about to disturb the scene by moving; as it was I felt my heart was beating too loud.
I neither saw nor heard him land in the crook of the Golden Rain Tree at eight feet above the ground. A slight movement out of the corner of my eye caught my attention. I looked up to discover a hawk with its recent prey in my tree.
He stayed for nearly ten minutes. All I could do was appreciate that I was able to watch this amazing bird at such a close distance with no danger or threat to either of us.
Predators this large rarely land in our yard.