Red-shouldered hawk pair

This capture shows the upperwing “red shoulder” of the hawk, one half of the couple we’ve been seeing recently at Myakka River State Park.

The hawk was getting into something in the creek.

The other hawk was not far, this one successfully snatching up a small snake.

4 Comments so far

  1. Christopher Jimenez on January 16th, 2013

    These are some great shots. Good job!

  2. Roger Real Drouin on January 16th, 2013

    Thanks, partner! These are some of my favorite shots of hawks!

  3. SRQ on January 26th, 2013

    Very cool documentation, Roger. I wonder what that hawk possibly could have seen in that dark muck.

  4. Roger Real Drouin on January 27th, 2013

    Thanks, Jan! I thought he was fishing for a snake, or frog maybe, but then it looked like he snatched up a snail. Not sure if red-shouldered hawks eat snails, but he certainly got down there in the muck, and didn’t mind the photographer quietly watching!

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