Driving to town on a very windy (30 mph) cold (20 degrees) day, I spotted this red tail hawk sitting on a fence post. I stopped to take this picture and either I spooked it or it was getting cold and needed to exercise to keep warm and off it went.
I was lucky, as it left the fence post, I was ready to capture his flight. Not bad for a transplant from Ohio living in Montana. He didn't go far, landed on another fence post, I followed it up the road and took this picture.
The rest of the story goes like this. After taking these pictures of the Red Tail Hawk, I looked around the area where I had taken these pictures to see if there was anything I had missed. Sure enough, just a few yards from the fence post where I took the first picture was a Golden Eagle feasting on a carcass. Looking around further, I spotted another Red Tail Hawk, and then I saw a bunch of Magpies. The Red Tail Hawks were next in line for dinner followed by the Magpies; and . . . . . . here is the first at the dinner table.