Hawks are not uncommon in Northeast CT as well as many other places.
It is still a thrill to see them, especially when you can get rather close to them. They are huge!
Early one recent morning as I jogged up the frosty country road, I spotted a big something up on a utility pole.
Since the sun was bright, and shining in my not so sharp four eyes, I was not quite sure who was up there. This fellow was looking directly at me! Could be an owl or a hawk at first thought.
I jogged off the road and down the path to get a bit closer, hoping for a better glimpse, especially if the head turned so I could view the profile and beak, which tells a much better story of who you are looking at.
He turned, and indeed it was a hawk, sitting aloof, not caring a bit about what I was up to.
As I approached he took wing, showing off his wingspan and grand tail. A red tail.
Awesome! Just me and him. Out in the Northeast CT countryside. He could care less. Off he went to take a seat on a branch beside a big cut cornfield, in hopes of finding some breakfast.
I continued home myself, for a glass of water & a cup of coffee, but I was happy to have shared a few quality moments with my big winged friend.
What a great way to start any day!