Nature and Wildlife Photography, mostly South Florida, mostly birds
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Red-shouldered Hawk, #34/50
I see Red-shouldered hawks almost daily on my ride home, as they sit atop the street lamp posts, but I have yet to get a great shot of one perched closer to (my) eye level. I found the hawk on the bottom image @ a local gas station on my way out of Bunche Beach. I pulled my car up left and right and around so I could get a decent image from the car, but without any distracting elements. Then he quickly flew off~
Inhabitant of moist wood-lands. The southern Florida form is smaller and paler than northern races. The adult is brownish above, with a rufous shoulder patch and breast; the rest of the underparts are white, barred rufous.