Red Tail Hawk

While walking along the Iowa River trail, I went into the brush and came upon a bird of prey. At first I thought it was one of those moments when nature communicates to you spiritually. Maybe I was meant to go no further and turn around. I approached closer, however the hawk stood his ground and did not move. I took these pictures and left him to his privacy.

Only later when I imported the photos into my MacBook did I realize why the hawk did not scatter upon my approach. There at his feet, lay his dinner: a nice size rabbit!