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A Perched Hawk: Which Species?

Is this a Red-tailed Hawk or is the bird pictured here Red-shouldered Hawk?  I will say it has yellow eyes so maybe it is a younger adult or older juvenile.  It appeared to be pretty large in size.  I took the photographs on Saturday June 20, 2019 in The Villages, Florida on CR 466, East of Buena Vista a bit.

I am mystified as to which hawk this is.  I am leaning toward Red-shouldered as that is the species I see most of here in my community, but it can go either way.  I did not see the bird from the front but only that side view as photographed here.  I cropped the bottom picture a bit for better view.  Please weigh-in if you have a good idea.  Many thanks!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

 

 

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Happy Independence Day (Tomorrow): Bald Eagles

 

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A Few Pictures of Osprey Hawks

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Bald Eagles for Memorial Day

In memory of those who died in the service of the country.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.

Flight

Double-crested Cormorants

Just a few snap-shots of various kinds of birds in flight.  Have a safe happy holiday weekend!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Bald Eagle

Canada Geese

 

Seagull

 

 

Osprey with fish

White Pelican

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagles Repairing Their Nest in The Villages, FL

This pair of Southern Bald Eagles has nested and raised two families this year alone.  The pair have their nest on an electric tower in the center of the lovely Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course here in The Villages, Florida.  This area is accessible via golf cart on the multi-modal path.

It appears the couple is repairing or remodeling their nest.  Perhaps they are trying to ready their nest for a new clutch of eggs?  Who knows?  This nest is close to several ponds and open fields so food is plentiful.  There also are larger trees and electric towers for the high perches eagles seem to prefer.  A good habitat for raising eaglets!  By the way, I took these pictures at about 6:00pm on Friday evening, May 3, 2019.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Wordless Wednesday: An Osprey

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