Red-shouldered Hawk, Sitting Along A Trail - click to enlarge

Red-shouldered Hawk, Sitting Along A Trail

Red-shoulder’s are one of the more beautiful raptors. This one had especially bold markings.

Red-shouldered Hawk, Sitting Along A Trail - click to enlarge
Red-shouldered Hawk, Sitting Along A Trail – click to enlarge

Hawks frequent this general location since the swamps there provide all types of prey. This day we spotted numerous birds, mated pairs I assume.

Red-shouldered Hawk, Sitting Along A Trail - click to enlarge
Red-shouldered Hawk, Sitting Along A Trail – click to enlarge

The big problem photographing them is the trees they prefer. Branches and twigs almost always block the view making a clear shot impossible.

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