I think he hides in the trees by my house to see if I leave with a camera or not and the shows himself when I don't have it!
I was driving through the campgrounds last week and had the D3000 with the 18-135 lens with me and all of the sudden, there he was. I was able to shoot a few photos before he grinned and flew away. We, maybe he didn't grin but it sure looked like it! LOL
One of these days I will see this bird again and I will have the D300 with the 150-500mm lens and get the shot I really want. And before you ask, I have no idea what kind of bird this is other than it appears to be a species of hawk.