For the past two or three weeks, neither my neighbour nor I have seen more than one Red-tailed Hawk sitting in the eucalyptus tree for any extended period. We've observed both male and female hawks watching from this branch, but never more than one at a time, so we're not sure if the second male is still involved. No nest activity lately. I wonder if there will be any little ones this year?
I hadn't had a chance to photograph any of the hawks since I got my new lens. Yesterday afternoon was a good opportunity. I took these photographs from the middle of the road at the closest point for a good view.
Here are two different shots. The first is uncropped.
The second was cropped using Paintshop Pro X.
It wasn't until I cropped the photos that I realized that she was using only one foot to grasp the branch. This can be seen quite clearly in the second photo (click on the photo for an enlargement).