One never knows when the day begins how it is going to turn out. Most days are the same. Uneventful. We go through the day doing the same thing without much deviation.
You see the same neighbors fly by that you do most other days.
But there are other days when you just can’t get a break.
The Red-shouldered Hawk headed east towards Eagle Creek Airport and then things started to get ugly.
A group of 20 American Crows were lounging around the airports hangers just looking for trouble like crows often do, when one spots the Red-shouldered Hawk flying by slowly.
The Crows not missing a chance to harass immediately jump into action.
It takes some fast flying and some good maneuvers but the Red-shouldered finally shakes the Crows.
After a bit the Red-shouldered Hawk decides that it is safe to move on. So it flies low and east over a group of evergreen trees.
When out of no where a Red-tailed Hawk comes flying in fast and rams the Red-shouldered.
(Sorry, no photo, it all happened fast and after the crows I wasn’t expecting more action.)
So maybe this was a normal day for the Red-shouldered Hawk, but I’m betting it was one of those days that it wished it just had stayed in the nest a little while longer.
(I want to think Don Gorney for confirming the Red-shouldered Hawk ID. One of those cases the more I looked the less sure I was of the ID.)