Today I got a harsh lesson in why I should not leave my camera at home. I had an errand to run today so I put The Boy and The Girl in the car and headed out. A few streets over from our neighborhood I saw a massive red-tailed hawk sitting on a post in an empty lot. It was no more than 10 feet from the curb. My heart sank when I realized my camera was at home and all I had with me was the subpar camera on my cellphone. I did the best I could though. I was able to pull right up to the curb, get out of the car and snap a few photos. Unfortunately, they are awful.