A red-tailed hawk was hanging out in a tree beside the back stairs at my office. She was totally unbothered by people coming and going, or by my proximity, as I stood about five feet away, taking photo after photo of her. I was in awe.
Finally, after almost an hour, she took off, flying straight towards me and then up and over the building to a streetlight across the parking lot.
Never been so close to a wild raptor. Such a beautiful creature. Truly a wondrous experience.
Mill Valley, CA 1.5.12