It was another lucky break. This time it was in the evening. I had completed a full day of birding and was returning to the city. About a quarter way of the journey down hill I spotted a raptor perched on one of the many lamp posts that lined the roads side.
I stopped my car and got out as quietly as I could. But alas it already took notice of my presence and 'took-off'. I watched in disappointment. But all was not lost! It perched again 2 lamp posts away! As it's flight direction was uphill I reversed the car and proceeded uphill, again.
As I neared the lamp post where it has perched I decided against alighting from the car but instead will 'shoot' from the car's window. A few 'shots' later it flew off it's perch again and went further uphill, this time 2 more lamp posts away! I had left my car's engine running in readiness of having to follow the bird. I immediately engaged the gear and slowly drove uphill. Keeping my distance it was again 'shooting' from the car's window. A few 'pops' later the bird decided it had posed long enough and flew to another perch also 2 lamp posts away! I followed but this time it decided to stay only momentarily on the third perch and dashed-off into the forest located just off the roadside.
I went away happy with what I got in this interesting encounter. Here are some photos for sharing.
Cheers! Have a nice day!
P.S. Assistance would be most welcome and appreciated to ID this Raptor.