This pair of Red-shouldered Hawks has moved into the neighborhood here where I live. We have been seeing the birds of prey here for the past week. I think they are now in the process of nest building. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
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The neighborhood Red-shouldered Hawk was spotted flying across the rainfall retention pond across the street from my home on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. I was outside with my camera and managed to walk close enough to where the bird perched to get some good photographs of the beautiful bird of prey.
This hawk must have just finished eating as it was not particularly upset by my presence about thirty feet away. I’m guessing that since the hawk lives in the trees among the homes here, it has seen people fairly often. I was quite still and took the pictures as quietly as possible. I then turned away and walked back to my home.
The Red-shouldered Hawk eats smaller animals, eggs, and large insects. We have jumbo insects, lizards, frogs, and many small animals around here to satisfy the appetite of the hawk. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger image. Enjoy!
The neighborhood Sharp-shinned Hawk was seen again yesterday in the early evening hours. It was getting a drink out of the neighbor’s bird bath when my husband and I stepped outside onto the front porch (we were on the way to the car to go take some pictures elsewhere). Seeing us, it flew over to one of the large Pine trees on the side of the rainfall water retention pond across the street. After a few moments, it flew off to another part of the neighborhood. I think it had been hunting for lizards, small birds, mice, or small squirrels without success here.
I also saw yet another hawk sitting on a light pole in a parking lot at the edge of our development. With so many small critters around, it is likely that the birds of prey here, do pretty well. I took these pictures last evening, June 2, 2013 at around 6:00-6:30PM. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!