This Red-shouldered Hawk was enjoying the early morning sun high over a swamp.
Surprisingly he did not take flight as I got closer.
I had a pretty good angle, and would have enjoyed a “take off” shot.
But he wasn’t moved, even as I walked under him.
I continued on my way, and yes he stayed right there.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 18, 2021