One very charming red-tailed hawk

I met an amazing red-tailed hawk at the lake a few days ago. She seemed very curious about me and I certainly enjoyed watching her. We watched each other for a good thirty minutes before she took off in search of lunch. There were thousands of migrating gulls coming through that day. It was an incredible moment as I felt like we were watching them together. I stood under the tree looking up at her and the gulls flying over while she sat above, watching the gulls and occasionally looking down at me. It is very important to me that photographers respect the space of those they photograph. I was quiet and kept my distance and she stayed around. I felt honored to get to be in her presence for a little while. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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