Now that was different...rain puddles on the ground and this handsome Cardinal thought that the water droplets upon the car parked next to us, was the best tasting;)
Woah, woah, woah...a Red-shouldered Hawk while in pursuit of a meal, was flying really close to the oncoming traffic.
It gave my heart pause, we pulled over, and fortunately the hawk landed in a tree nearby and was safe this day!
Geesh it was so close to the wild lands and yet chose to hunt near traffic...many sadly get killed hunting along roadways near and in the city limits~
We had another very close deer encounter on Wednesday morning, one week exactly after the first. This buck however, stayed close on my side of the car and we had time to slow down, photograph him and speak a sigh of relief as it ran across the lane and into the wood nearby. Two other bucks were running with this one.
It is both rutting and hunting season and so many are on the run~