Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Usually hard to find, but not lately.

The Lowcountry has more than swamps and marshes. The third part of our ecosystem is tall pine forests. They usually start right at the edge of the swamps, and the pines here are tall, very tall. A height of 115 feet (35 meters) is not uncommon.

The large Hawks, Owls, and Eagles love these woods.

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

The last few weeks I have been seeing the Red-tails more than usual.

This one sat up over a trail, not very high, and watched us. I expected him to quickly leave. However we did not worry him at all.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

 

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