RED TAIL HAWK
Birding is fairly new to me, and has mostly been done in my own "backyard" and while vacationing in Florida. Though I would love to expand that environment and certainly hope to do so ... my camera is fairly simple and I've found that my cell is not good at all for capturing bird images ... so it was mostly luck that allowed me to photograph this Red Tail Hawk. He [she] was lunching on prey, not far up in one of the old trees in our back yard and had the hawk not chosen to stay in place for quite some length of time, I'd never have been able to photograph him. Looking closely, one can see his prey clutched in his claws; it appears to be a small bird.