This morning I was having my usual cup of coffee on the patio when a hawk landed on my fence near my bird feeder. I ran inside and grabbed the camera. My telephoto isn't that great but I was able to snap these before he flew off.
While he perched on the fence looking around, squirrels set up a racket in a tree nearby. I guess they were sending out warnings. A couple of other birds were also making loud noises, but none of the little critters could be seen. After he flew up into the trees across the way, I couldn't see him, but everything remained still. About five minutes later the doves came out of hiding, the chattering of the squirrels stopped, and things went back to normal.
My cat weighs sixteen pounds but I don't think he's going out the rest of the day. I didn't realize just how large some hawks are until I saw the wing span and body on this one.
(8 hours later: what I called "telephoto" is just a regular zoom lens...duh)