Almost a year ago (February, in fact) I saw two hawks on the dead tree in the park, but didn't have my camera. However, this week... this week I did.
First, on Tuesday last week when we came in late because of the ice and snow, I spotted a hawk flying across River Road into the trees between the creek and the Metro parking lot. I got a couple of nice pictures - including one really lucky shot.
And then Friday morning as I walked into the park I spotted them - once again, the pair of them and sitting in the same dead tree. They stayed there long enough for me to not only get the distance shot, but some fairly close-up ones. Then they moved off again, and once again one of them (I think the female) moved into a tree close enough for me to get a couple more shots.
What a reward for not getting the day off for snow!
(for I and the Birders who are interested, more - and better - shots of this pair are here and here, all from recent days.)