A visitor in my backyard this morning. My desk is at the backyard window. The cherry tree is in blossom and the Japanese Maple is starting to pop. I saw a very frightened squirrel cross the yard and enter the cherry tree. Following closely is this hawk who first perched on the fence, observed the squirrel and then made an attack. The squirrel got away. The hawk then perched in the maple @ 15 feet from the window. I've had them before but this is the first time I was able to get a pic. Usually as soon as I move for the camera, they bolt. I got to watch him for a good ten minutes, he ruffled, perched on one leg and preened. Pretty cool for being in town. I'm about a mile from the river where they nest under the three bridges safe from everything.