This hawk had his eagle eye right on her so she ducked down and hurried to get her camera, then returned and snapped a couple of shots before he flew away.
It's probably a Cooper's Hawk. They seem to be prevalent to the area though one doesn't usually get this good a look at one.
She sent me the photos with great excitement and gave me permission to post them on my blog.
I used my photo software to crop them a bit and make the bird bigger on my screen.
Since these birds spend a lot of time in the air I'm not sure why his feet would be hot but he certainly seems to be enjoying soaking them in the cool running water of the fountain.
He may be a scavenger but he seems like a noble creature as he posed for his photo.
Thanks to my neighborhood Hawk Host and Photographer Lori for the quick work.