Our hawks drop in from time to time although they don’t seem to have set up residence again in our immediate neighborhood. This guy was surveying his realm in our neighbors’ palm tree. Click for sharper images.
Mockingbirds are very aggressive. You wouldn’t think they would want to taunt a hawk but they taunt cats, too, which isn’t always smart. Hawks usually prefer to snack on smaller birds than mockingbirds but I’m sure he could have taken him if he really wanted to. He mostly seems to just find him annoying.