First Presbyterian Church sits in the Azalea District halfway between the house and the studio. Redtail Hawks have taken to sitting on the cross that crowns the steeple and taking a break for preening and (I guess) street scanning. They have nested in town the last few years and raised several chicks. I think this is an adult on the left and a juvenile on the right.
When I was a kid you would never see a crow or buzzard in the airspace over town, much less have nesting Redtails. The crows figured it out 10 years ago and now walk about like vagrants. I saw a Black Vulture eating a mashed-out squirrel on an Azalea District brick street last month. It's a good thing, I guess, but I sure miss the 10 year old boys with BB guns that used to patrol the neighborhoods and supress this kind of activity.