The Red-shouldered Hawk came to stalk birds that were enjoying their daily meal at the bird feeder. The feeder is next to my front porch. Luckily for the little birds, the porch offers a lot of shelter when the hawks are around. The hawk perched in one of the Oaks that are next to the little farm pond.
The hawk was scoping out both the feeder area, and the over-all fields and pond areas. Hawks will eat mice, gophers, small birds as well as pond critters such as small Coots, ducks, and frogs. The hawk here got its mouse and the birds were spared. I took these pictures yesterday afternoon, October 31, 2012, from my living room window. It was windy and cold when I took the photos. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!