Every year in November, I’ve noticed that a couple of Turkey Vultures and one or two Red-tailed Hawks team up to soar the sky above our neighborhood. Sometimes, they stick around above our house to see, if there is a mouse, a small bunny or a song bird, they can swoop and have it for dinner. At this time of the year, I feed the smaller birds and the Eastern Cottontails more frequently. It also attracts the Birds of Prey. Not seldom, I have a Cooper’s Hawk or a Swainson’s Hawk sitting in my trees or on my fence. Since the community got bigger, due to more houses built in the surrounding neighborhood, wildlife finds its home in our backyard.
When I was on my way to pick up Sara, I saw a red-tailed hawk soaring over the sports field next to her school. After I picked her up, I drove to the parking lot and scanned the sky. Sure enough the hawk took a break and sat on one of the spot light poles. Sara and I walked across the school field, until we reached the fence. There I could capture a couple of photos of this big bird. Another red-tailed hawk was nearby on another pole. But it was too far for me taking a good photo of it. At this time of the year, there is plenty of food for them in these fields.