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Good Sighting of the Red-Shouldered Hawk

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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!

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A Hungry Hawk

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!

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