Can you see the bird in the above photo? It’s a red-shouldered hawk. As mentioned in the previous post, Herps (reptiles and amphibians), there’s been lizard, snake, and frog activity lately. This red shoulder is hunting those creatures. It’s also keeping an eye out for any incautious bird, shrew or rodent.
Looking high and low, left and right, the hawk keeps a sharp eye on it’s environment for the slightest movement, ready to pounce.
After many minutes (at least an hour) the hawk is off to a new perch, and hopefully more success.
Better luck next time.