As I returned to suburbia yesterday after my morning photo drive, I thought my photo day was done. However, I happened across this cool raptor hanging out on the remnants of a dead tree.
I quickly flipped a u-turn and pulled out my camera to grab a few shots. Red-tails are notoriously skittish and this one was no exception. I did manage a few quick shots of it posing and then this one as it launched into the air.
Taken in Thornton, Colorado.