So, I noticed the telephone pole had grown a little as I drove to the ponds. As I got closer, I noticed it wasn't a mirage, but a hawk. What kind? Beats me--probably red-tailed. You Raptor experts can correct me. I have a few more of this hawk to post--a mockingbird was giving it all kinds of hell and made for some cool shots. What sucked is that I had to shoot him facing the sun, so a little post -processing was in order to get him out of mostly silhouette.
I've had a couple of good days photographing, so I may do a couple of large uploads of the same subject.