I thought I heard the back door to the garden (here) shut, but when I looked out, there was nobody there.
I assumed it must have been my neighbour's car door that I heard.
But when I went out to the driveway later, I was startled to find this.
He must have flown into the window in the door. I think it's a juvenile Red tailed hawk.
I called the kids next door over to look, as it's not often they'll see such a gorgeous bird so close.
But now, what to do with a large dead bird? I couldn't dump such a magnificent bird in the garbage, he deserved better than that, so I dug a hole and buried him in my back yard, under a little ornamental fir. Dust to dust ....