Glancing out of the bathroom window a flurry of motion among the distant tree tops caught my attention. Focusing my eyes upon the activity I discerned a Northern Mockingbird chasing a Red-tailed Hawk as it flew by. A moment later the hawk landed in a tree top and I hurried for the camera.
As I focused in on the action the Mockingbird was beginning yet another dive attack.
Firing on high-speed continuous this frame captures the mockingbird as it swooped in.
At the last moment of the dive-bomb attack the mockingbird reverses direction while the hawk seemingly did not even blink.
Following this attack the mockingbird lit to the left of the hawk staying there until the hawk flew away.
The quality of these images leaves much to be desired as they were taken at over 100 yards, handheld with the 100-400mm Canon lens in poor light and heavily cropped.