While in my yard I noticed one of two resident Red Tailed Hawks sitting in a tree across the way. I had to get my camera and that guy sat there a good 20 minutes. I was hoping to get a shot of his majestic takeoff but I had to wait and wait. When I zoomed in on him I noticed he was sleeping! So I started yelling and he soon woke up. Shortly he began to flutter about as I steadied the camera and began clicking away. With one last defiant look he raised his tail and instead of a majestic takeoff he he proceeded to take a majestic poop!
Lesson learned.....Never wake up a sleeping Red Tailed Hawk!