Red Shouldered Hawk - Click To Enlarge

Red Shouldered Hawk

After I took this shot I realized it’s been several months since we have seen any. Around the head waters of the everglades this is the only hawk you can find.

Red Shouldered Hawk - Click To Enlarge
Red Shouldered Hawk – Click To Enlarge

Even in poor light their colors are striking. Here the fall sun was perfect for him.

Red Shouldered Hawk - Click To Enlarge
Red Shouldered Hawk – Click To Enlarge

This is the type of bird / opportunity that makes photography worth the work.

Red Shouldered Hawk - Click To Enlarge
Red Shouldered Hawk – Click To Enlarge

These images were taken on the edge of a large South Carolina swamp. If I had not been out by myself, walking slow and little noise, this bird would have left long before I saw him.

 

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