" We rounded the path from Riverside Place to the Red Car Woods [Canyon] and there was a hawk sitting on the ground staring at us. At first we thought it was injured because it sat there for a while and looked at us. But as I grabbed my phone to take a picture it flew up into a tree, where I snapped a picture. As I tried to get a better picture the hawk flew higher up into the trees.
Even if the photo isn't great, the Canyon location says it's more likely to be a Cooper's Hawk rather than the larger Red Tail Hawk seen in the more open hillside areas. Send us your neighborhood wildlife encounters: email@example.com.