Every time I take a walk with my friend, Tom, in Brightwood Park, his sharp eyes pick out something cool. Today was no exception. He first spotted a red-tailed hawk on a tree at the junction of the two ponds. Later, the hawk came at us and landed on a tree close by. Like a king, the big bird stood still in a high place waiting for us to gaze and pay our tributes. Tom and I made a circle on the hill to position ourselves for photo shots. We watched and worked as royal photographers for a good 10 minutes or so, and then Tom had to go home. The hawk appeared to be quite patient and seemed to want me to take a few more portrait pictures. Finally the session was done, and His majesty took off. Then I became worried about the three squirrels who were having a good time playing on a nearby tree.
In addition to the hawk pictures, I am sharing with you a few shots of the crocus flowers seen near the south entrance. I was glad to see some of the flowers survived the harsh snowstorm last Saturday. Two additional pictures were taken between the junction of the two ponds and the meadow area. I regarded the tree stump as the cathedral in the sanctuary. In the other picture is a new home being built by a woodpecker.
I hope you enjoy the photos!