One of the reasons Cami & I live near the outskirts of town is because we like to get out for a hike, a bike ride, or a canoe excursion whenever we find the time.
The Caw Caw County Park is just down the road from us and a great place to head for a hike. Their nature center is phenomenal, and the staff is extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this little known gem…and it only costs a buck to get in!!!
I photographed this red-shouldered hawk on my last trip out there. He was a beauty, practically posing for me for several minutes. Shot with a Nikon D300 + Nikkor 200-400VR + TC14eII converter on a Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Monopod.