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A Wet Red-shouldered Hawk

A Red-shouldered Hawk perched in one of the large Oak Trees here at the little farm yesterday afternoon.  We had just had a thunderstorm roll-through our neighborhood here, and once it stopped raining,  I decided to go outside and take some pictures.  i was out on the shore of the pond when I looked up and saw to my amazement, a very large brown bird way up in one of the oaks.  I saw that it was a hawk.  Due to the presence of the predator here, the bird song was temporarily silenced. There is a lot of potential food for the meat-eating bird here, both on the land, and in the water.

Red-shouldered Hawks live here in TN all year around.  They are fabulously quick powerful fliers.  I so enjoy having the chance to see birds of prey up close.  This hawk has a reddish-brown back, buff with brown streaked chest and banded brown and white wing feathers.  It has sharp eyes and a powerful bill.  I took these pictures in my yard on March 16, 2012.  Wishing everyone who celebrates, a happy St. Patrick’s Day!   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!  P.S.  Thanks to a wonderful blog reader, I have now corrected the identification of this bird.  It is a Red-shouldered Hawk and not a Red-tailed Hawk.  Correction made by Wildlifewatcher on 3/17/12 at 2:47pm Central.

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