The bird has an honor that man does not have. Man lives in the traps of his abdicated laws and traditions but the birds live according to the natural law of God who causes the earth to turn around the sun.
~ Kahlil Gibran
Followup note: I have made a correction to the post following comments from Randy and Curbstone Valley, and after reviewing many photos from other sources. I thought the hawk to be a young Red-shouldered, but in fact it appears he is a Red-tailed Hawk. Thank you Randy and Clare. Aren't internet friends wonderful?