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Mystery Bird - Hawk? Falcon?

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Mystery Hawk , Falcon?

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Mystery Hawk? Falcon?

Sharp-shinned Hawk

 

Yesterday afternoon my husband and I visited the Weichens nature preserve here in The Villages, FL.  We saw several really wonderful birds.  No squirrels this time as it was hot and very windy out.  One has to take their time at this preserve.  Because the rules say that visitors need to stay on the sidewalk and boardwalk, the viewing space through the lawn area is pretty distant as far as birds go.  The Sherman’s Fox Squirrels usually hang out on the ground near the sidewalk so that is a plus.

Take your time if visiting.  Being patient is helpful in that birds often appear out of nowhere and only stay a brief moment or two in one spot.  By the way, thanks to a knowledgeable reader, I have identified the hawk I saw yesterday as a Sharp-shinned Hawk.  Beautiful bird!   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

Male Common Moorhen

Male Common Moorhen

Family of Common Moorhens

Family of Common Moorhens

Osprey in Flight

Osprey in Flight

 

Anhingas

Anhingas

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Common Moorhen Chick

Common Moorhen Chick

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Comments on: "A Visit to the Sharon Rose Weichens Preserve in The Villages, FL" (9)

  1. Your mystery hawk looks like a mature Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus).

  2. beautiful sharp-shinned. lovely area.

    • Hi Tex, We are blessed to live in a large development where the developers and association agree that wildlife and preserves are a good addition to the community and provide for our living among the critters as we here in FL do (everywhere!). Have a great day tomorrow!

  3. It’s so good that they think of the wildlife when the do developments there! That chick is sure cute!

  4. Hello, the preserve sounds nice. Great collection of birds. I love the hawk and the moorhen family. Great post and photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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