I found this red-tailed hawk perched on the side of the road at midday. He was patiently waiting for a meal and preening as well. When I stopped on the other side of the road and pointed my camera out the window he stopped preening, turned, and looked at me, out of curiosity I suppose. Despite his taking note of my presence, but he didn’t fly away. I was only there a minute or so and when I drove by again twenty minutes later, he was still there, waiting patiently. The sun was high and the shadows were harsh and my camera settings did not result in a good exposure so I made a few tweaks in Lightroom and this is the result.