Not surprised at that....I'm usually out and about early in the morning, just after my husband goes to work. I saw our new neighbor again today, btw. Just like before, our little raptor caught me by surprise but I got off a few more shots than the last time and even better, I managed to get right beneath the branch she was roosting on, just about ten feet above my head. I was really surprised at how close she allowed me to get....she barely turned a feather even when I turned my Tammie 200-400 up at her, almost as if her curiosity ever so briefly got the better of her instinctual fear of humans:
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I love the expression on that furious little face, the puzzled look in her eye as she seemed hard pressed to figure out just what sort of bizarre creature was jabbering away at her and invading her space. Moments after I took this, she zero'd in on a couple of youngling crows squawking like crazy from the other side of her tree...needless to say she kicked the livin' S@#! out of 'em!