I was headed up to the golf course club house yesterday, and heard some "peeping" off in the distance. I made a mental note to scan the area on my way back out.
It didn't take much scanning. A couple of young red-tailed hawks were out testing their wings, talking non-stop to each other. Probably admiring the view from up there, and how it is much nicer than the view from the nest. I'm sure of it.
I came back to the area a bit later, this time with bins and a camera. And by that time, one of these youngsters was perched up in a tree being harassed by three or four magpies. It was pretty fun to watch.
I love the stare down. Eventually the red-tail flew off, but stayed in the area, just circling around, "peeping" to the other .