I was out fencing with Alan and stopped to snap a couple of pics of this tree in the heifer pasture. It is a big favorite of mine, with lovely gnarled roots that hold a small stream in their clutches and a gorgeous shape that begs to be photographed.
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Whap! This red-tailed hawk, actually HIT the tree as I was pointing and clicking. It was the work of an instant to turn the camera to capture his attempted get away from this ticked off mockingbird.
There is something so David and Goliath about a feisty little songbird routing a big old raptor like that.