The Crows and Red-shouldered Hawk were battling close to my house very late in the afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. In fact, the hawk perched in the top of the large Sycamore Tree in my back yard! The Crows perched across the street in a similar tree. There also were a few other crows in several nearby trees. Lots of noise from all those crows, and the hawk, too! Caws and ear-piercing hawk calls filled the air for several minutes.
The Red-shouldered Hawk was the one that gave up and left. For how long, is the true question! This has been a long-term give and take between the neighborhood Crows and that Hawk. I have been hearing a hawk’s call in the morning most days now. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!