I found this juvenile red tailed hawk hanging out on Valley Mall Blvd. near the airport. Had to stop and take a quick picture or two, it is hard for me to pass up an opportunity to picture a hawk. After a few minutes, a little bird came out of nowhere and tried to run him off.
It looked like a swallow just playing around at first, then he got serious. Turns out it was a mature Kestrel.
I got the impression that a “little” grown up bird can actually intimidate a juvenile “big bird”.
The kestrel took a couple of short breaks, but in the end, the juvenile red tailed hawk decided enough was enough.
You can see from the last photograph that the kestrel was truly remorseful about the whole incident.
I feel so bad, having chased on that young whipper snapper. But, he was bigger than me….hahahaha