I tried to snap this guy a few days ago and he took great pleasure in taunting me. Just as I would get under this tree to snap him, he’d fly over to the tree just a ways down the path. When I got there, he flew back to this very same branch. I tried one more time and when he flew to the other tree again, I knew I was being played and continued on my walk. Today he was much more cooperative. Let me snap this before flying off…to the other tree.
This gal had no problems with photos at all. She was being harassed by a kestrel with no fear, dive-bombing her over and over. This regal bird barely flinched at the attack. As soon as I stopped to take the picture the kestrel flew away, but watched closely from a pole close by.
Just a note: To see hawks full size, click on the photo.