Supposedly my totem, I hadn't seen the broad-winged hawk in a couple of weeks, since I posted about him last.
But today at lunch, while unboxing a set of luggage I just received in preparation for our vacation, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, a huge shadow pass the window - and when I looked up, there was the beautiful broad-winged hawk, just sitting on my balcony railing, facing me - looking straight in at me, through in our big picture window! It's the closest he's come yet!
I drew in my breath, not from fear, but because of how beautiful he was - literally one of the most beautiful and majestic creatures I have ever seen, up close - they're breathtaking!
I am sooo lucky, they rarely come that close to humans, especially in residential/suburban areas - today being the closest he has ever come, when first on my balcony rail, looking in the window at me.
Dangit, I need to keep my phone right on me!
So I slowly inched towards my phone to snap a pic, but he was onto me, and flew atop one of my birdfeeders. I snapped this blurry pic, just before he flew away, so I I'm not sure if you can see him - maybe just his tail - can you see him? The striped tail is the giveaway, it's striped back and front :)