Red Shouldered Hawk

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  1. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

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    This was a new bird for me on our recent trip to Florida. DSC_0679 -1.jpg
     
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    I wish that he lived in my backyard .
     
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    Oh man, Bones, that's beautiful. We have either one or a pair of those, I haven't figured out which yet, that nest up at the top of a very tall cedar tree that we have here on the ranch. There's two of them around, but I don't know if they're both living in that nest or just one of them. I love seeing them out over the pasture. And they're smart. When I go out and brushhog, they'll stay right above me as I drive the tractor, watching for things that they can eat to run out, chased up for them by the mowing. I always have watchful airborne company when I'm brushogging. I've seen them nail things pretty close up that I scared up with the tractor. It's impressive when they stoop on a target that close by.
     
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    Hope you were treated well and enjoyed your stay.
    Wish you'd been here when the Swallow Tailed Kites migrate, they're amazing to watch, they're the species that got me into birds.
     
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    Awesome! Cool bird, they're a migrant here in Wisconsin. Though I don't know if we have ever caught any at the raptor banding station I volunteer at, apparently they're an uncommon species here.
     
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    Excellent! Just curious, how far away are you typically when taking these pics? Looks he could hop right over onto your shoulder (but then you'd need to teach him to say something) :)
     
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    I've seen them at my sister's in Virginia, they nest in the woods behind her house. I heard them once, but did not see them, at my house (NY), they were just passing through. Really pretty birds. Very nice picture.
     
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    Very nice. Fairly common out here in Cali. Gorgeous bird. Great photo.
     
  9. Bones

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    We did see a Snail Kite, so that was really cool.
     
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    Maybe 100 feet out and 30 feet up this was shot at 600mm and it's a pretty tight crop, maybe 25% of the frame.
     
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    Got a pair that screech over my house several times a week. Beautiful birds and a beautiful picture.
     
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    Where there are red-shouldered hawks, there are barred owls. FYI for next time you're down there.
     
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    yeah we looked for them but couldn't find them.
     
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    I saw one last March in the trees behind my house. It was almost certainly migrating north to somewhere with denser woods than the scrubby cedars, holly and assorted deciduous trees back there. It stayed around for a couple of days then I never saw it again.

    They're a cool bird, the most accipiter-like of the buteos and beautifully marked.
     
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    Very good.

    Much harder to spot one of those than the Swallow Tails. Often saw many, many of those in Florida at various times of year.

    And I'm glad you got to see some scrub jays. They're I guess growing in number some; definitely one of my FL favorites.
     
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    Today a Harris hawk zapped itself on a transformer line at the edge of my property. Took out the power to 5 houses....
     

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