Hey Gang! Sorry I haven't been around much lately, but I really needed a break after the long Christmas In July holiday. There's a reason Christmas only lasts one day, a whole month of Christmas is enough to kill even the hardiest blogger, and I'm far from hardy. So today I got the chance to shoot the first recreational pictures I've taken in a month or more, and I got real lucky. At my parent's house, I saw a big hawk in the old dead tree, and it turned out to be a red tail! I don't think I've ever seen one of these guys in the wild, although I see them at sanctuaries and shows fairly often. This guy took off before I got too close, but I got some shots as he circled around above me. Pretty impressive, I think.