Shown in reverse order. This fellow and I had a fine stand-off as I was walking to the beach: he absolutely wanted to stay on that sign . . . kept glaring at me until I actually got quite close.
Then, on the way back to my car, I saw him perched on a nearby Bishop Pine, light coming in at an angle from the rising sun: he took off just as I raised my camera for some pix.
Photos: Hawk & Bishop Pine—Point Reyes, 2010; Hawk & Sign—Point Reyes, 2010