Moving to America and the differences in wildlife is in incredible. We're in metro-ville, and while we're over 10 miles from downtown Detroit, we're certainly another good 15 miles away from countryside and you'd known countryside in the UK. But that doesn't appear to stop nature. Once we saw a deer just happily walking down one of the roads near us by an industrial park, woodpeckers are now an everyday sight when we visit the Metroparks and more recently we've been seeing hawks everywhere. I lived in the middle of nowhere town in proper countryside in Yorkshire - I'd be lucky to see a bird of prey once a year.
Apparently this bank has a hawk on security duty.
His friend having breakfast in the snow.
Popping to the bank in suburbia and you don't really expect to see a hawk just hanging out on the telegraph pole. But there he was, just chilling out. What was even better was last weeks spotting of a bird of prey (I suck at knowing which is what) just on the snow opposite our apartment entrance obviously eating something - a matter of meters away. I quickly managed to grab my camera and take a few shots before it moved away.
American wildlife, being able to get up so close just in the neighborhood is incredible.